Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
Salary: £31,484 – £37,589 (pro-rata for part-time)
Hours: 36 per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified Social Workers to support hospital discharges within a locality-based model. There are 4 posts available within the Partnership.
Applicants should hold a professional social work qualification; they will have experience of statutory work within older people social work services and an understanding of the relevance of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 in respect of hospital discharge.
We are seeking Social Workers to assist in the delivery of our statutory duties and contribute to complex care management. As such you will be highly motivated with experience of promoting independence and personalisation, be confident in managing risk and looking for creative ways to promote independence seeking to link older people into the local community.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
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Degree in Social work or equivalent qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council.
Knowledge of child and adult protection policies, procedures and legislation
Registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), you will be required to maintain this registration with the SSSC.
Experience of managing and prioritising own work Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Computer literacy – ability to use data recording and reporting systems.
Experience in a statutory social work setting
Knowledge of diverse range of relevant.
Conflict resolution skills
Council Officer Accredited training to level 3
Knowledge and understanding of social work legislation, principles and values
Ability to apply social work theory and research to applying solutions to complex situations.
Ability to undertake assessments and identify risks
To achieve and maintain a high standard of professional practice which demonstrates good standards of care and service.
To record and report in a manner that is accurate, complete and conforms to the Council’s requirements.
To undertake assessment and care management arrangements across all service user categories promoting a multi-disciplinary approach to service user needs.
To carry an agreed caseload as allocated by the line manager, taking responsibility for organising and prioritising own caseload and workload management. To identify and access appropriate resources to meet identified needs.
To develop care plans in consultation with service users and their carers. To liaise and reach appropriate decisions with other professionals and agencies on practice matters, ensuring a responsive, relevant and constructive multi-disciplinary approach.
To contribute to case conferences, case discussions, children’s hearings, court hearings and various meetings as appropriate on an agreed basis with the line manager providing reports as required.
To authorise payments to people in need as per the Councils scheme of delegated responsibilities. To attend team and any other relevant meetings.
To represent the interests of the Council in all dealings with service users, carers, multidisciplinary staff and other professionals.
To undertake the duties of an approved Council Officer
To collate clients’ financial information and determine appropriate course of action
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