Are you interested in a rewarding job that makes a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in our community and supports their independence? Are you someone who enjoys a challenge? If so, then read on.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Social Worker who wants to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults living in the Mansfield area. You will need to have some experience of working with members of the public and the ability to work with people with complex needs. Mansfield Community Team South have excellent relationships with our key health colleagues including Community nursing service, Specialist nurses, Therapy staff and General Practitioners, enabling greater information sharing and members of the public receive a quality holistic assessment from all practitioners. Our practice is based around the principles of strengths based practice and integrated working with health to deliver the right intervention at the right time in the right place.
We are seeking to appoint a qualified and registered social worker with experience preferably in working within adult services. The worker will be required provides assessments to older adults with complex needs, who are over 65 years of age or individuals with working age dementia. We aim to help people to live good lives and remain living independently. Many of who require a multi-disciplinary approach to enable them to remain as independent as possible and safely supported within the community. In addition to professional experience of working with service users and carers, you will have knowledge of the Care Act (2014), its application and its implications, which is essential to the role; and evidence of case working including Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Continuing Health Care is desirable, as is experience of multi-agency working to achieve positive outcomes for clients through the use of service and non-service solutions. You will be expected to undertake Mental Capacity Act assessments, Safeguarding investigations and Care and support assessments.
An enthusiasm for social work, an inquisitive attitude, and being comfortable with learning by doing, will be key to success in this position. We offer a comprehensive induction relative to the role: the opportunity to work in a supportive, friendly team with a 'can do' approach. You will be joining a well-established and supportive team and able to access regular professional supervision and group learning sessions together with being supported to attend training to progress your career.
For further information about this post please contact Lisa Matthews on 0115 804 0558.
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.