Social Worker (Adults)

Expiring today

18.67 - 26.50 GBP Hourly + GBP18.67 - GBP26.50/hour
18 Jun 2019
16 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Admax Corporate are currently seeking a Social Worker for the Moorlands.

The Successful candidate will be accountable on a day to day basis to the Practice Supervisor and Operational Manager who will allocate, monitor and review all work.

The post holder must hold a full driving licence and be willing to travel across the County.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the triage rota at First Contact as required.

Key accountabilities

Take responsibility for the provision, of:

Asset based assessments under the Care Act and Mental Health Act inclusive of all statutory functions

continuing healthcare assessments and reviews


undertake all S42 enquiries under the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Enquiry Procedures

instigating or undertaking court proceedings to secure the safety and welfare of individuals.

participating in MAPPA, MARAC etc

participation on the inter agency best interest assessor and AMHP rota for adults

using person centred thinking tools to inform the assessment

Develop a collaborative relationship with adults with mental ill health and associated co morbidities and their circles of support in order to promote positive expectations of what they can achieve, understanding their talents, wishes and feelings.As part of the assessment process, undertake observation and purposeful interaction with individuals, families and other professionals to understand the needs and strengths of the individual, their network of relationships and their capacity to consent.

Support and mentor Social Care Coordinators by actively engaging in peer group discussions about cases, to inform practice; and to identify the need for, and provide professional interventions.

Analyse information to understand risks and develop strategies to explain, avoid or manage risk appropriately.

Negotiate and agree appropriate, tangible and realistic outcomes with individuals and families.

Collaborate with other professionals, within Adult Social Care or other organisations, in order to fully understand need and enable individuals to achieve their outcomes and to be as independent as possible.

Maintain appropriate professional records of all key discussions, investigations, findings, assessments, opinions ( including factual basis) and decisions, including:

electronic client records and necessary performance data, in line with polices and procedures.

Undertake reviews of the individual's situation and progress towards outcomes, using the evidence to formulate new arrangements and plans with the service users and other agencies.

Use research findings, service principles and case discussion with peers to inform and develop your professional practice.

Contribute to the shaping, continual improvement and promotion of Adult Social Care

Actively participate in quality assurance processes, including peer and reflective supervision, analysis of performance data, learning from complaints and compliments, personal development and continuing professional development.

Develop support plans which maximise an individual's opportunities in line with the "just enough support philosophy" and work with Local Area Co-Ordinators to access appropriate support to meet eligible needs.

Undertake any other duties required by Management which are commensurate with the grading of the post.

Professional Accountabilities

The post holder will be required to maintain professional registration with the HCPC and to comply with the standards and requirements of this body

Additionally, the post holder is required to contribute to the achievement of the Council, Services, Strategic HR and individual objectives through:

Financial Management

Personally accountable for delivering services efficiently, effectively, within budget and to implement any approved savings and investment allocated to the service area.

People Management

To comply and engage with People Management policies and processes.


Ensure that all work is completed with a commitment to equality and anti-discriminatory practice, as a minimum to standards required by legislation.

Climate Change

Delivering energy conservation practices in line with the County Council's corporate climate change strategy.

Health and Safety

Ensure a work environment that protects people's health and safety and that promotes welfare and which is in accordance with the County Council Health & Safety policy.


To be committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.

Professional Criteria:

Qualifications/Professional membership

Professional Social Work qualification, (DipSW, CQSW, CSS) or other social work qualification certified by the Health & Care Professions Council

Registered with Health & Care Professions Council

Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development inclusive of best interest qualification

To undergo appropriate training to achieve assessed year in practice (ASYE)

Commitment to undertake Approved Mental Health Professional Training and upon successful completion commit to supporting the AMHP rota.

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of planning personalised individual support for adults, with mental ill health

Understanding of the legislative and policy context of services for adults with mental ill health including case law and findings from enquiries.

Understanding of mental ill health and the impact, for individuals, their families and society

Knowledge of adult physical, intellectual emotional and social development and family dynamics.

Knowledge and some experience of applying the Mental Capacity Act assessments, Best Interest Assessments.

Knowledge of mental health legislation including section 117.

Understanding of the principles of the different funding streams available to support adults.

Experience of working as part of a team, in developing services and the professional practice of colleagues.

Experience of enabling individuals and families to develop dynamic options for individuals to progress to independence

Evidence of applying a range of theories and models for social work interventions with adults, families groups or communities

Curious and passionate about improvement and making a difference

Willing to challenge accepted models of services and be creative

Clear understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice


excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills and interactions with individuals and families

able to analyse written, verbal and observed information, using established models, to determine needs, challenge assumptions and enable informed choice

recognise and manage conflicting values and ethical dilemmas in practice, using supervision, team discussion and challenging assumptions.

able to critically reflect on their own practice

resourceful and resilient - able to operate in a changing environment

able to collaborate impartially with individuals and their families to review options to meet their needs and select appropriate options and outcomes.

able to collaborate with other professionals and agencies to create a richer understanding of needs and outcomes

able to help individuals to evaluate and manage risk positively in developmental choices

able to estimate and monitor the costs over time for potential options; and to set up and monitor an individual budget

able to implement responsibilities under the relevant legislation and statutory guidance

able to work creatively within resource constraints

excellent record keeping and report writing skills

good organisational skills, including managing time, prioritising work and meeting deadlines

resourceful and resilient - able to problem solve and operate in a changing environment, identifying opportunities for improvement

To Apply for this position please send CV's directly to Shani Petherbridge