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Social Worker - Level 2

Wakefield Council

Community & Social Services

KSh Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for older people in Wakefield? Are you committed to promoting the voice of Social Work in Mental Health? If so, you may be just the person we are looking for.

We have an opportunity for a full-time level two Social Worker ( 37 hours) to join our integrated, multi-disciplinary community mental health older peoples team .

As a team we are friendly, open, and supportive of one another. To undertake this role, you will need a proven track record of supporting positive risk taking and be adept in strength-based, outcome focussed practice and have the relevant Social Worker qualification with desirable experience in mental health.

We work with services users over the age of 65 who have moderate to severe mental health issues. Referrals are made through our trust services. Our base is a community team hub in Pontefract which helps to provide flexibility, openness and ease for support and advice. The hub has access to local amenities, transport links and accessible car parking .

The successful post holder will manage a caseload of service users, with a range of diagnoses and complex mental health and social care needs. As part of the role the post holder be responsible for arranging care, collaborative working with other professionals and agencies as well as managing and reviewing care plans and risk assessments, ensuring these are undertaken to maximise an individualâs independence , choice, and wellbeing.

The successful post holder will need to demonstrate that they are able to offer evidence of strength-based approach, have a good working knowledge of the Care act and offer informed advice and support . The post holder needs to be competent in undertaking assessments and identifying individual needs, as part of their statutory responsibilities. 

What will be expected from me?

You will be responsible for a complex but manageable caseload, assist the Team in providing support to other members within the team, including supporting students and other employees as required.

What I might be doing?

You will manage a complex workload in accordance with the directorate and other agency policies and procedures. You will work under pressure, be well organised and able to effectively prioritise and risk assess/manage a complex caseload and you may respond to

crisis situations.

You will undertake planned interventions, as required, across a range of statutory casework. You will promote and develop collaborative working with the servce user,

family, carers, and other professionals.

You will prepare a range of reports, as appropriate, in accordance with policies and procedures. You will undertake complex tasks such as chairing significant meetings, offering expert support and advice to tribunal hearings, produce high quality and more specialised assessments and reports for a range of functions including court.

Essential requirements:

Degree in Social Work, or relevant Social Work qualifications recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work/Registration with Social Work England Evidence of successful completion of post qualifying award or training Evidence of maintaining skill and knowledge base in professional field through post qualifying training or other opportunities Ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships within service users, carers, and other professionals. Have a good working understanding of the care Act and mental capacity act Excellent communication and engagement skills with a commitment to improving service delivery within mental health and social care . The ability to travel is essential.

If you are committed to working in a person-centred way and have the skills to work in complex situations, we would be interested in hearing from you. In return we can offer you the opportunity to work in an exciting area of mental health and Social Care. You will have regular supervision and the support of a highly motivated team, along with the relevant training required for the post, to develop in your role and the potential to train as an approved mental health practitioner if appropriate to do so.

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