Advanced Social Work Practitioner

1
6 February 2023
Permanent
Full Time
The PIAZZA, Sherwood Business Park, Little Oak Drive, Annesley, NG15 0DR
Adult Social Care and Health
£39,493 - £44,539 per annum

The MASH (adults) Team is a highly professional Team consisting of both Social Workers and Community Care Officers, working in partnership with other agencies responding to all adult Safeguarding Referrals.

The Team forms part of the MASH.  It provides an ideal opportunity to work in a unique Team with partner agencies to provide proportionate and timely responses to adult Safeguarding Referrals.   The MASH also offers an established and supportive culture where you will be able to utilise your Social Work skills and expertise in safeguarding, which in turn, will contribute towards your career progression.   

As an experienced Social Worker, you will be able to demonstrate your continued professional development and ability to work in a fast-paced environment, whilst supporting colleagues and partners to make timely and proportionate decisions to meet the needs of the service.  Alongside this, you will have experience of leadership, coaching, mentoring and supervision for Social Workers or Community Care Officers. 

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Team and will contribute towards continued improvement of existing processes and development, to deliver an efficient, effective service.  You will also work in partnership with Police and Health to ensure that the quality of information shared between agencies is proportionate, whilst balancing risk and ensuring that the person’s views and wishes are gathered in line with Making Safeguarding Personal. 

As an ASWP, you will have responsibility for all safeguarding adult enquires and support the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Officers to maintain their practice expertise.  You must be able to evidence the skills required to prioritise risk and effectively manage your own case load whilst identifying any issues or concerns that may impact on service delivery and escalate these appropriately to your Team Manager.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Professional Social Work qualification
  • At least 2 years’ experience working at Band B or C
  • Best Interest Assessor qualification, Approved Mental Health Practitioner or have a Practice Educator Level 2 qualification, or be working towards these qualifications
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Excellent customer service and IT skills
  • Ability to work at pace to achieve positive outcomes through evidence-based decision making

You will be able to provide examples of your ability to think and work creatively and create an environment where others are encouraged and supported to explore new ways of working.  You will have a thorough working knowledge of the Department’s current adult care strategies and keep up to date with the developments within Adult Social Care & Health & Safeguarding both locally and nationally.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Team Manager Amanda Marsden on 01158042646 or email Amanda.marsden@nottscc.gov.uk .

Appointment to this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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.

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