Social Worker, Access Team PKC06892
£37,559 – £40,487 Fixed Term (Until June 2021)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Perth & Kinross Council aims to work with the residents of the Perth & Kinross area to provide independent living across all communities. The successful applicant will assist in supporting people within the community by providing a range of social work and care management tasks including carrying out Outcome Focussed Assessments, negotiating flexible packages of care, promoting Self Directed Support, attending meetings and working closely with our colleagues in Housing, Locality Teams, Care providers, Commissioning and Health. Responsibilities will also include statutory work under the Adults with Incapacity Act and the Adult Support and Protection Act and delivering a duty service completing direct access to care applications and welfare checks. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly innovative team, the work is fast paced and varies each day with excellent training and supervision provided. Benefits also include flexible working scheme, modern working practices and generous annual leave entitlement.
The ideal candidate will be motivated, engaging and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Effective time management is essential for a successful autonomous worker to manage a complex caseload with the ability to be flexible and respond to crisis/ competing demands being integral to the role. A good understanding of SDS and how this is delivered is essential. The ability to integrate and cultivate successful links within the team and across services is highly desirable. Knowledge of services, challenges, demands and demographics within PKC would be an advantage. 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. Experience of Adult Support and Protection Procedures and all relevant legislation is required. You must have a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS and relevant Social Work Qualifications.
You will have a current registration with SSSC and be eligible to register with PVG scheme.
For further information regarding this position, please contact Pamela Ritchie, [email protected]
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