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Qualified Social Worker - Adults - --Milton Keynes

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Your new company
When you practice in Milton Keynes, you join a local authority with an innovative approach to social work and strong support ethos. Hays are excited to work in partnership with this fantastic council and are recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker with extensive experience within a hospital setting.

Your new role
You will carry out the duties of a professional Social Worker within Adult Social Care. You will be working for the Reablement and Hospital Discharge Team and offering a 6 month contract with the look to have you start as soon as possible.

You will:

  • Ensure that any interventions or services support the service user in way that enhances their independence, choice and wellbeing
  • Monitor and review support plans and services in place to ensure that eligible needs are met in a way that the service user has determined
  • Balance the varying demands of a social work caseload, maintain accurate individual case records and ensure that all required reports are completed.
  • Participate in supervisory meetings and appraisals with team manager and/or a senior member of staff on a regular basis ensuring that the line manager is adequately informed about cases and practice, be responsible for own development and identifying training needs.
  • Undertake and/or support Safeguarding investigations and other specialist assessments specific to the service area and level of training and career grade of the post holder.
  • Work closely with other agencies and services in a co-operative way, sharing information and planning care together to meet the needs of the adult holistically.
  • Offer supervision to support staff as required.
  • Ensure the efficient and effective use of resources to meet identified outcomes proportionate to levels of need and eligibility.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, Degree in Social Work or equivalent)
  • Post qualification award
  • Safeguarding Investigators Training
  • Ability to analyse, summarise and write/ record relevant information clearly and concisely so that it is easily understood by users and colleagues
  • To be able to act on initiative, and to respond to emergency and crisis situations
  • Flexible and willing to support other staff when need arises.
  • Ability to work as part of a team including working co-operatively with other professionals and agencies
  • To be able to engage with service users, families and carers with diverse and often complex needs to ensure meaningful and productive interventions are developed and agreed.
  • To be able to work confidently with conflict
  • Skills and knowledge in listening to adults with complex needs, observing and making informed decisions based on information received and assessed
  • Able to collect, analyse and make judgements about complex information.
  • Able to develop, implement and monitor outcome focused support plans.
  • Able to be person centred and treat all with respect and with empathy
  • Ability to question, challenge, solve problems and complete tasks
  • Able in consultation with manager, to make considered decisions, analyse and evaluate complex information in high risk situations.
  • To implement safeguarding and risk minimisation plans
  • Flexible and able and willing to adapt to change in work processes and procedures
  • Must be self- motivating and able to work on own in complex environment.
  • Takes responsibility for quality and completion of own work within required standards

What you'll get in return
You will get the chance to experience a rewarding, interesting environment alongside an attractive hourly rate.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Job Details

  • --Milton Keynes
  • £28.00 - £30.00 ph
  • Full-time
  • Temporary or Contract
  • Immediate start
  • 6 Months
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Contact Details

Vicky Wood

Telephone Number 01908 870256
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