Social Worker (Acute- D2A Review)

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Full Time
  • Preston
Lancashire County Council

Job Description

| Salary £29,577-£33,782 per annum | Fixed Term, Full Time, until 31/03/2022, 37 hours per week | Adult Social Care Health Central CP |

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Social Worker to join our Hospital Discharge Team in Central Lancashire.

About our team

We are an established team within the Acute service within Adult Social Care at Lancashire County Council comprising of Senior Social Workers and Social Workers.

We work together to support the decision making required to progress discharges onto our Discharge to assess pathways to facilitate safe and timely discharges whilst maintaining a commitment to promoting independence in supporting our citizens in Central Lancashire to achieve positive outcomes. This work is currently completed virtually although some office presence is required.

In this Social Work role, you will complete Care Act assessments and participate in Multi-Disciplinary meetings to consider eligibility for Continuing Health Care for individuals who have been discharged from hospital with Discharge Support funding. These individuals will typically be in a bed-based setting.

You will work to defined timescales and promote interventions based upon the client's strengths and focus on what is important to them, offering a truly holistic strength based approach. You will have the ability to engage with service users, their carers and system partners to undertake these assessments virtually and to commission appropriate care to promote independence and meet identified needs.

The post on offer is a 12 month temporary contract based on a 7 day working pattern so there will be a need for you to work some weekends.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic Social Workers with a passion for promoting independence and supporting the Discharge to Assess model.

You will need to be flexible and adaptable in a constantly changing environment as well as having a commitment to improve the lives of our service users through creative, evidence-based practice.

What we can offer you

We have a lot to offer people who join our team including a comprehensive two-week induction programme in our bespoke Adult Social Care Academy which also includes four additional recall training days throughout your first year with us. We follow this up with a supportive framework, regular supervision with managers and opportunities to build on your existing skills and knowledge.

Lancashire County Council also offers great staff benefits with generous annual leave entitlements including the option to purchase additional leave days, a well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme and the opportunity to progress as part of an exciting, well-established service that is looking to bring real benefits to the people of Lancashire.

If you believe you can bring something to this team, please use the documents below to support you in writing your application.

For more information on the role or for an informal discussion regarding the roles, please contact:

Other information

You must be registered SWE to be appointed as a Social Worker or have applied to register with the Social Care Council. For Social Worker/Care Manager positions where non social worker qualifications are accepted, registration is not required and you will be appointed as a Care Manager.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

As per the Council's response to COVID-19, interviews will be held via Skype conference calling, support for which will be given.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

We look forward to considering your application.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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