Up to £29 per hour, Length of Contract: 3 - 6 months.
Backstop is currently seeking an experienced and committed specialist worker with an excellent track record with vulnerable adults to work part time within a community services team based in Lewisham.
The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice and be registered with the HCPC. They will have experience of a complex caseload of younger and older adults who will need frequent specialist intervention to support their needs. Risk management and safeguarding will be key parts of the role; post holders will be expected to develop expertise in this area and offer advice to others.
The pay rate for this locum specialist social worker job is up to £29 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent).
Responsibilities of the senior social worker:
Work with a limited caseload and lead a small team effectively
Ensure risk management and adult safeguarding is effectively embedded within practice and responded to appropriately.
In personal professional practice (and that of supervised staff) promote service user independence and recovery, including the promotion of reablement and linking the service user to community based services that enhance personal wellbeing.
Promote the principles of self directed support, enabling service users and their carers to make choices about how their Personal Budget is managed and the services purchased to meet agreed outcomes.
Act as “Safeguarding Adults Manager” in designated cases; ensuring that all aspects of the safeguarding process has been carried out and has been appropriately concluded.
Carry out assessments and chair complex case reviews and safeguarding adults case conferences.
Stand in for the operations manager when occasion demands.
Requirements of the specialist senior social worker:
Degree or equivalent in social work
Current HCPC registration
Solid experience in this area
This specialist social worker job is handled by the Backstop professional consultancy team; if you are interested in this position please contact us to apply now. You will be treated as far more than just a number. We are a personal agency with a great reputation - ask around - but we only take on high quality individuals who meet our clients' requirements.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who appear to fall into this category.
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.