Based at County Buildings, Market Street, Forfar.
This job is workstyle 3 – Flexi.
You will have the opportunity to benefit from our flexible and agile working practices. This means you will work from a variety of locations including working from council buildings and you can work from home to best suit your work, meetings and collaboration.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Angus Health and Social Care Partnerships Older People’s Services. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Social Workers and level 1 Nurses to join our developing teams within Angus.
Our team strives to support local older people within their own homes and communities, making connections with individuals, families, carers, voluntary services and paid support. We advocate for our clients and strive to meet their needs using a person-centred and self-directed approach. We understand the value that older people bring to our communities and how important connection, good communication and quality of life in older years is. Interagency and interprofessional work plays a big part in what we do, and we are fortunate to work with a wide range of supportive and knowledgeable colleagues across several disciplines: OTs, physiotherapists, GPs, District nurses, care homes, care providers, community alarm services, hospitals, day centres and more. We work closely with individuals’ chosen Attorneys and with appointed Guardians, in order to reach the best and safest outcomes for our supported people.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to support people to live safely at home and our Case Managers are responsible for assessing needs and risk, which can lead to moves into residential or nursing care settings. This can be a difficult move for many, but with the right support, our Case Managers can often facilitate safe, planned moves that will meet Older People’s needs and wishes.
At times our Case Managers will be required to support people within a legal framework; this includes working with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. This statutory work allows Case Managers to work in more depth with supported people, build meaningful relationship and support them to make safer choices with positive results.
This is a challenging, exciting and rewarding role which offers the right candidate the opportunity to work within a supportive team environment, on the front line of social work, achieving the best outcomes we can for older people within our community.
This job is temporary for up to 12 months from date of appointment.
Internal and external applications on a secondment basis will be considered. You must have the approval of your line manager / organisation.
Please note interviews will be held – to be confirmed.
You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme.
Please refer to job outline and person specification for further details and requirements for this job.
In addition, please refer to the “applicant guidance” document when completing your application form and to the “welcome to Angus” document and our website https://www.angus.gov.uk/jobs_and_training/working_for_angus_council for more information about working for Angus Council.
We are happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process for this position. This means we are open to a conversation about working patterns and the flexibility that is available for this role whilst managing the workload.
We offer a guaranteed job interview to the following people who meet the essential criteria on application for a job:
Those with disabilities, recognised caring responsibilities and care experienced young people. This also applies to our own employees with caring responsibilities, young people on apprenticeships and placements who meet the essential criteria for the job.