Social Worker (2 posts)
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.
This is an exciting time to join the Mansfield South Older Adults Community Assessment Team, as we embed the principles of integrated working with health to deliver the right intervention at the right time in the right place. We are co - located within a local integrated care teams and have excellent relationships with our key health colleagues including Community nursing service, Specialist nurses, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and General Practitioners. Due to being in the same office there is greater information sharing and members of the public receive a quality holistic assessment from all practitioners.
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 be well and remain living independently. Many of whom require a multi-disciplinary approach to enable them to remain independent 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. The post holder 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 Team Manager Lisa Matthews on 0115 8040027
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.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.