Social Worker - Complex Lives Team

23 June 2021
Part Time
Welbeck House (Sherwood Energy Village) - Darwin Drive, Sherwood Energy Village, New Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9FF
Adult Social Care and Health
£32,234 - £36,922 per annum (pro rata)

The Complex Lives Team is a county wide team within ‘Living Well’, which supports the community teams with some of the more complex cases.

The team’s main role is to support the discharge from hospital of people with complex needs and risks. The main priority at this time is the Transforming Care programme, but the team also works with people requiring discharge from mental health wards and helps to prevent admissions into hospital where possible.

A qualified social worker with considerable post qualification experience, your role will be to carry out assessments, commission services, and provide support to people in the community post -discharge. This often involves intensive care management to avoid readmissions to hospital.

You will have a small, but very complex caseload and be required to represent the department at a variety of meetings, including mental health tribunals and care and treatment reviews. You will need to have/develop an understanding of the legal frameworks underpinning hospital discharge work and to carry out complex work under the mental capacity act and complete reports for Court of Protection cases.

You will need to be able to work effectively alongside hospital and community multi-disciplinary teams as well as the individuals and their families. You will need to be able to form positive relationships with key health and social care commissioners and contribute to the development of services.

Most of the people we work with have been in hospital for many years or have histories of frequent hospital admissions. The role requires patience and resilience but is one in which team members can help to bring about profound changes to the lives of the people they work with.

The team prides itself on being friendly and supportive and encouraging learning and development.

Although the main location is Sherwood energy village, you will be able to work in other Council locations across the County and spend some of your time working from home.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & 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 a Stonewall Top 100 employer as well as being accredited as a Disability Confident Organisation. Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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