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Social Worker Community Services (1973)

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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £29,165 - £32,277   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton   Reference: 14888

Closing date:

19 January 2018 at midday
Northamptonshire Adult Social Care Services has recently undergone a major Transformation Programme. A key element of the vision for NASS is to provide the opportunity for the county’s adults to live well, age well, and stay well in a manner that helps people take charge of their lives, or be supported when they genuinely cannot help themselves.

We know that staff are key to our success, and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our customers. We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Social Worker within the Complex and Specialist Older Persons Team - South. To undertake the more complex assessments, packages of care and long term support for people who are eligible for services that require a professional/specialist input. To identify unmet needs, safeguard, identify, promote, develop and challenge appropriate services and resources in order to meet the needs of customers and contribute to the development of service.

Working within a strength based ethos, you will be providing a range of social care interventions to adults with complex and longer term conditions.

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of individuals; assessing social care needs; developing, coordinating and reviewing care support, as well as ensuring that we meet our duty to safeguard vulnerable individuals. You will be committed to working with customers in a person centred way to support them to achieve effective outcomes.

You need to have good organisational skills, and will be an effective communicator used to working in conjunction with a range of other organisations, including health and other professional colleagues. You will also have a strong demonstrable commitment to working from a strengths based perspective.

We are committed to the development of the Social Care workforce. You will benefit from the support of motivated and committed colleagues, receive regular supervision, and be able to benefit from excellent training and career development opportunities.

For an informal discussion please contact: Tina Halim/Janet Oldman (Older Persons South Team Managers) on 01604 363427


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