We require dynamic, skilled and highly motivated Social Workers to work across the Ageing Well Community Team in Newark.
You will work as part of an established community team supporting people living within the community primarily aged 65+ with physical disabilities and/or cognitive impairments. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ever-changing Social Care team aiming to transform current services.
The ultimate aim of the services is to ensure people can live independently at home by delivering community-based health and social care services thereby avoiding hospital admissions
You will be required to have;
- A Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England
- Experience and knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act
- Experience and Knowledge of Care and Support assessments, needs and criteria within the remit of the Care Act
- Experience of Section 42 enquiries, preferred outcomes and making safeguarding personal
- Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team along with partner agencies and community health teams.
- Manage a complex caseload of vulnerable adults living with a range of complex conditions. This will include Mental Capacity assessments, DST’s and safeguarding work.
- Knowledge of Nottinghamshire’s Adult Care Strategy and an understanding of relevant policy and legislation underpinning social work practice
- Effective communication and organisational skills.
In return for your commitment we will provide a supportive team environment with access to professional development opportunities. You will receive regular supervision, both formally and informally and be supported to attend training to progress your career and meet Social Work England’s continued professional development requirements.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.
Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.