To participate in the activities of an Integrated Drug and Alcohol Team receiving requests for and under-taking holistic assessments of client’s needs, providing appropriate Social Work intervention and commissioning packages of care working across professional boundaries when required.
Undertake Community Care assessments when required by Team Lead, Manager or on receipt of referral from other professionals.
Design and organise suitable packages of care having undertaken financial assessments and ensured that adequate resources are available in conjunction with carers, relatives and statutory and independent sector agencies.
Liaise with other local authority services i.e. old age psychiatry, learning disability, mental health, partner agencies, providers and informal service users and carers to seek to meet needs in the most efficient and appropriate way.
Monitor and review service user needs and provision on a regular basis.
Provide direct service and support to individuals and families, and their carers.
Collaborate with colleagues within the Health and Social Care Teams.
Participate with Team Manager in supervision, staff development and ERDP.
Participate in office duty system when required.
Maintain case records, both electronic and manual, provide information for performance indicators, unfulfilled procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policy practices and procedures.
Health and Safety
Experience of working in a Health/Social Care setting.
Demonstrable understanding of main issues facing Community Care and people experiencing challenges with use of alcohol and drugs.
Relevant professional qualification in Social Work e.g. DipSW, CQSW
Effective communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to manage change
Effective record keeping skills
Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
Ability to manage own workload and use professional judgement/ initiative.
Competent use of IT equipment, software and good keyboards skills
Effective assessment and organisational skills
Ability to negotiate and liaise in relation to care management
Effective team player
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to engage fully in a multi-disciplinary team and work in partnership with several professions.
Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
Willingness to accept direction/delegation.
Must be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service.
Ability to reconcile demands/ wishes against needs and financial pressures
Ability to work in an open plan office
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements.
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Closing date: 9 April 2021
Starting salary: £36,644 (pro rata)
Hourly rate: £19.44
Hours per week: 18.15
For further information contact Kirsteen Pyett 01343 567464
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