The social work team based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital is looking to appoint 2 x Social Workers for a period of 24 months, as part of their new patient flow and discharge arrangements.
As a member of Renfrewshire’s Health and Care Partnership, you will be responsible for identifying patient’s social care needs, organising immediate supports and coordinating arrangements for patients to be discharged from hospital. This will include providing information about care services and coordinating arrangements for care homes, care at home services, housing related support, transport and meals deliveries.
You will be supported by RHSCP colleagues working across locality services, care at home services, care home services and community health. You will develop strong working relationships with acute hospital staff to plan discharges and increase knowledge and awareness of available community supports.
The team is located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and operate in accordance with the Council’s WORKSMART arrangements which promote mobile and flexible work practices. All Social Workers are considered to be and equipped as mobile workers and can operate throughout the Renfrewshire area from any Council premises. You will therefore be expected to travel throughout the Council area.
Duties of the post include: providing a Social Work service in accordance with relevant legislation; undertaking assessments and reviews; responsibility for the care management/planning of individual packages of care; and undertaking joint working. Social Workers are required to operate as a Council Officer in adult protection work.
You will have experience in statutory Social Work services with a clear understanding of risk assessment. The ability to prioritise your workload and sound assessment and writing skills are also essential. You will be expected to record and monitor work using electronic case recording systems including Eclipse, therefore must have the ability to use IT packages.
Full training and support will be given to ensure that you are able to maintain the department’s commitment to continuous improvement.
You must hold a BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council. Applications from Mental Health Officers and Practice Teachers are desirable. An additional allowance is payable to practicing MHO’s.
Accordingly, during the recruitment process, if successful, you will be required to become a PVG Scheme Member. If you would like further information, in relation to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
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