Social Work Assistant, North Locality Team (Fixed Term for 12 Months) – PKC07698
£21,976 – £24,354 (30 hours per week)
Blairgowrie Social Work Office, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie
You will assist in maintaining vulnerable people in the community by providing a range of social work and care management tasks. These include carrying out Outcome Focused Assessments, the negotiation of flexible packages of care, and the monitoring and reviewing of individual care packages. You will mainly be responsible for monitoring and reviewing people who reside within their own home in our locality however part of the role may include reviewing people who reside within care homes.
You must have experience of assessment of Social and Personal Care needs and be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of social work principles and values.
The ideal candidate will be motivated and engaging and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Effective time management is essential for a successful autonomous worker to manage a caseload with the ability to be flexible and respond to crisis and competing demands being integral to the role.
You must have experience of providing individual outcome focussed assessment and reviews for service users and their carers within Eligibility Criteria and Operational Guidelines.
You must be able to accept referrals identified as appropriate to the skills and expertise of a Social Work Assistant for assessment and review.
You must have experience of assessment and review of Social and Personal Care needs and must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of social work principles and values.
You must have experience of Adult Protection Procedures.
You must have an SVQ 3/HND in Social Care or equivalent .
You must have a driving licence and access to a car for work.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy please contact Shirley Douglas, Team Leader on 01250 871910.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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