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Senior Case Worker - HCC10946

Job Details:

Salary Range: £25,833 - £28,791 pro rata, per annum
Work Location: Basingstoke Hospital, Basingstoke
Hours per week: 18.50
Contract type:: Permanent
Closing date::2 June 2019

Advert Text:

We are recruiting for a Senior Case Worker in our team at Basingstoke Hospital within Hampshire Adult Services to work with adults with a physical and mental health needs in the community.

As part of our service, you will work to develop services that support people to gain greater independence. Working in accordance with social care legislation such as the Care Act 2014 and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting Social Workers and Senior Practitioners in the delivery of person centred, social care services. You will also be responsible for managing a caseload of individuals; assessing social care needs; developing, coordinating and reviewing care packages, in order to arrange safe and timely hospital discharges and ensuring that we meet our duty to safeguard vulnerable adults.
 

You will have excellent care management skills or relevant transferable skills, as well as risk assessment skills.  The ability to work in partnership with individuals, health colleagues and families to identify the  appropriate care and support to facilitate the hospital discharge is vital to the role and will draw upon your excellent communication skills.
 

In return, we offer excellent conditions, support and supervision, with plenty of opportunity for personal development and career progression within a social care environment.

Values Based Recruitment

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:

Person Centred

  *    Has a person centred and strengths based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.

Resilience

  *    Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.

Accountable

  *    Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.

Works Together

  *    Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.

Job Purpose:

To support Social Workers and Senior Practitioners in the delivery of person centred, safe and secure social care services to facilitate hospital discharges. Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care. Contributing to Hampshire County Council’s overall strategy to change purchasing patterns away from residential care and towards enabling people to live in their own homes as independently as possible.
 

In this role there is a particular requirement to work with cases needing ongoing risk management. The role may include the supervision and management of staff.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  *   Provide support to Social Workers and other staff helping identify people with care needs who would benefit from independent living, including those in transition, who are not appropriately housed 
  *   Undertake risk assessments, and provide options that will mitigate the risks identified. Know when to seek advice and/or escalate 
  *   Support professional practitioners, under their direction, in the assessment, planning and review of safeguarding cases 
  *   Complete assessments and reviews that will identify risks, needs, options, and promote well-being and maximise independence to facilitate hospital discharges 
  *   Support professional practitioners, under their direction, in the management of high risk cases and/or situations, and ensure social care interventions are proportionate to need 
  *   Support professional practitioners in the management and prioritisation or workload, and know when to seek advice and/or escalate 
  *   Respond appropriately to concerns and complaints and follow appropriate escalation routes 
  *   Provide information and advice from different sources, in accessible formats, that address individual requirements, and ensure the staff and/or services you manage/supervise provide the same 
  *   Enable individuals to find the information they need themselves, and ensure the staff and/or services you manage/supervise provide the same 
  *   Provide information and advice to local community networks, to support local empowerment, well-being and maximise independence. Ensure the staff and/or services you manage/supervise provide the same 
  *   Provide information and advice to colleagues that address health and social care needs, and ensure the staff and/or services you manage/supervise provide the same 
  *   Advocate on behalf of individuals and communities in the maintenance of their independence and wellbeing, and seek support and advice when this is challenged
  *   Build and maintain working relationships with multidisciplinary staff, and support the staff you manage/supervise to do the same 
  *   Identify cases that will benefit from planned multi-disciplinary working, and/or an appropriate response to unplanned work.
  *   Work with multi-disciplinary teams in the management of high risk cases, and support practitioners in high risk multi-disciplinary case work 
  *   Adhere to protocols to share information with multi-disciplinary teams, and support the staff you manage/supervise to do the same

Role Requirements:

  *   Ability to identify staff development needs 
  *   Experience in supervising staff 
  *   Ability to work independently and collaboratively and/or support staff to do the same 
  *   Ability to work in challenging situations 
  *   Ability to assess risks, needs, analyse information 
  *   Ability to recognise problems, identify solutions and negotiate situations 
  *   Knowledge of the Care Act 2014, and Mental Capacity Act 2005 
  *   Ability to calculate costs of services and care plans 
  *   Ability to record case and financial information 
  *   Proficient IT Skills 
  *   Ability to use good range of IT skills and recording technology 
  *   Ability to understand best value principles and resource constraints 
  *   Understand equalities issues 
  *   Understand data protection & confidentiality

Working Conditions:

  *   Display Screen Equipment 
  *   Working with vulnerable adults 
  *   Driving own vehicle for work purposes

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Margaret Binns, Team Manager on 01256 313660

 

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

 

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 


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