Qualified Social Worker - Adults - Suffolk
You will be expected to:
Meet Suffolk Council’s statutory duties under the Care Act 2014 and related legislation and guidance for adults with care and support needs and their carers.Practice effectively, exercising high quality judgements in situations of increasing complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge, acting with confidence and considerable autonomy whilst accessing and using support and advice.Ensure that any intervention to support identified needs for an adult strengthens their independence and support networks, promotes their well-being and contributes to their desired outcomes.Effectively manage a caseload of complex cases, taking responsibility for ensuring compliance with performance and good practice requirementsCarry out reviews of adults with care and support needs and their carers, ensuring that arrangements to meet their identified outcomes continue to be effective.Work collaboratively with statutory, private and voluntary agencies to deliver an effective joint response to Health and Social Care needsApply national eligibility criteria and local procedures and guidance, ensuring resources are maximised and used in the most cost-effective way.Work with people, setting clear objectives, based on focused strengths and solutions based assessments established in partnership, but led by the adults with care needs and carers. Work at all times in an anti-discriminatory way, consistent with Suffolk equal opportunities approach.Integrate professional knowledge, the views of people using services and research/evaluation evidence in your practice.Be available for supervision, as required and to prepare for supervisory sessions, as required by the Senior Social Worker or Team Manager.Undertake capacity assessments under MCA 2005 as necessary.Maintain timely and qualitative case records and other information requirements utilising Suffolk’s computer recording (LAS) and IT systems as appropriate.Co-ordinate and undertake safeguarding adults’ investigations promoting Making Safeguarding Personal, and other assessments specific to adult social care.Undertake identified training for professional development and to take responsibility for meeting continued Social Work England registration requirements.Provide professional support to unqualified staff (Independent and Wellbeing Practitioners) and contribute to service development and good practice.Contribute to achieving adult social care national and local performance indicators and Service Plans.Work flexibly across ACS in response to fluctuating service needs.Undertake other adult social care duties commensurate with this social worker grade e.g. Contribution to project work or emergency planning response.Provide reports to meetings, as necessary, of a high standard and within the proper timescales.Complete the ASYE programme (for newly qualified social workers if required).