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Urgent response Social Worker (11653)

Salary:
£34,728 - £38,890
Location:
Ocean Village
Company:
Southampton City Council

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Urgent response Social Worker

Urgent Response Service (URS) is an integrated Health and Social care team, involving Southampton City Council and Solent NHS. We work together to facilitate early discharges from acute settings and prevent hospital admissions. We support adults in their own homes across Southampton to maximise their independence with the focus on reablement to minimise their need for ongoing care.

We are looking for an experienced, confident and self-motivated individual to undertake the role of Social Worker within the Urgent Response Social care team. There will be an emphasis of employing a strengths-based approach when carrying out assessments. You will need to be able to deal with these efficiently and effectively as Urgent Response is a fast-paced team.

You will be responsible for advising a small team of care managers and manage a range of cases where you will need to risk assess and put protection plans in place to safeguard our service users. You will also be required to process referrals made for ongoing care packages. The Urgent Response Team is a high achieving team that has been meeting its targets towards keeping its service users safe and independent within their own homes.

It is essential for you to be able to work flexibly both in the office and out in the community and be able to work with multiple agencies, clients and their families when under pressure and managing risk.

This is an excellent opportunity for a confident and hardworking individual looking to contribute to a dynamic team. Where staff are valued and involved in continual improvement of the team and processes. If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact: For more information please contact Kerrie Deacon or Sharon White on 02380443044.

Additional information:

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • For any posts that require a DBS check, if you have lived outside the UK with the last 5 years, you will be required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct or a police certificate from the country/countries you have resided in. Kindly note that this is at the expense of the candidate, as well as any costs involved for translating into English.
  • Social Worker England Registration required
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours.
  • Working hours per week are 37.
  • Must have access to a car and a clean full UK driving license.

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website: https://www.southampton.gov.uk/jobs/ or click on the 'Apply for this job' button below.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed. Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against, you will need to detail how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033 or recruitment@southampton.gov.uk

To apply for the position please select the 'Apply for this job' button at the bottom of the page.

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