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Job title: Social Worker
Category: Healthcare
Term: Temporary
Location: Cambridgeshire
Ref: 895194
Job description:
Hunterskill recruitment are looking for a Social Worker to work in Cambridge (CB3 area).

Purpose of the job:
Cambridgeshire County Council has adopted a new approach to social work and social care to make it increasingly proactive, preventative and personalised.
Transforming Lives is a three tier approach to working with individuals, carers and families, which is focused upon the individual's strengths and assets and those of carers and families, and to consider holistic creative solutions to support the individual to meet their aspirations

This role is key to achieving the aspirations of Cambridgeshire to enable people to exert choice and control and ultimately to live healthy, fulfilled, socially engaged and independent lives. It provides a great opportunity to have a positive influence on the lives of our service users and carers.
The new way of working will enable professionals to spend more time with service users and carers, talking to them about their lives and what will make a difference to them, and using knowledge of the local community and council and partner information sources, their personal networks and providers to help them access new opportunities which will support them to maintain their independence as far as possible.

Social Workers will endorse and act in accordance with the principles of personalisation, ensuring that care and support are person-centred and as far as possible put the people with whom they work in control of their lives. In doing so they will carry out assessments of need, plan and deliver services and review outcomes with the individual, their personal networks and support providers.

Main account abilities:

a. Safeguarding and response to need:

Provide professional leadership for complex case arrangements, in situations which involve, risk, complexity and safety of the service user and others.

Identifying through assessment the needs and strengths of service users and/or family carers and source appropriate solutions and interventions.

Use analytical skills to inform assessment, decision making and intervention.

Complete support planning with services users to ensure that outcomes identified at assessment are met within budgetary constraints through the provision of support, equipment, adaptations and enabling programmes.

Identify and take a professional lead on adult safeguarding issues where abuse or neglect is suspected.

Take a professional lead and oversee cases of individuals who lack capacity to agree to or plan their care, undertake proportionate assessment in accordance with current Adult Social Care legislation including MCA and best interest assessments.

To provide more specialist social work practice skills and knowledge to make independent decisions and support situations in which risk, ambiguity or complexity is greatest.

To act as the lead professional to services users and their carers and families to enable them to retain, as far as possible, choice and control of their lives.

To provide written and verbal reports, appropriate for courts and other legal purposes, which are concise, informative and based on complex evidence to support problem solving and resolution.

Support in safeguarding process to assess and manage risk, knowing how to intervene proportionately and ensuring people are protecting from harm, while protecting their human rights

Assess and manage risk, knowing how to intervene proportionately and ensuring people are protected from harm, whilst protecting their human rights.

b. Partnership Working

Represent Cambridgeshire County Council at a community level and by working jointly with key partner agencies to enable independence and source appropriate solutions for service users.

To contribute to the development of integrated services and policy and to promote new ways of developing service user care, taking account of resource constraints and national initiatives.

c. Professional Development

Maintain and update knowledge regarding social policy and social work practice and be fully informed of organisational policy and procedures and relevant legislation, acting as a resource for the team and helping to develop others.

To take a key role in promoting and developing service user empowerment, and recognise diversity and anti-discriminatory practice in all professional practice in the team.

To take responsibility for own professional development and record CPD

Share knowledge and expertise with peers to support the development of a confident and skilled workforce.

d. Professional Values, Behaviours and Standards

Carry out duties in a timely and responsive manner, in line with HCPC Standards, the Professional Capability Framework and CCC's behaviours - working together, integrity, respect, excellence.

Keep and maintain accurate service user records, in line with professional requirements and departmental recording methods.

Is an ambassador for the profession internally and externally
Salary: 16.84 per hour
Start date: ASAP
Contact name: Ethan Jacob
Contact email address:
Contact telephone number: 01473 216611
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