Job Description Social Worker, Perth (PKC05308)
£33,711 - £36,865
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
Perth & Kinross Council aims to work with the residents of the Perth & Kinross area to provide independent living across all communities.
A permanent vacancy has arisen in the Perth City Locality Health and Social Care team, 36 hrs per week. This team manages long term, complex cases within the Perth City locality, and supports adults aged 16+ across all client groups requiring social work interventions, supports and services.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a well established, highly skilled and stable team, with excellent training, supervision and development opportunities provided. Benefits also include flexible working scheme, modern working practices, generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme.
There is a wide variety of client groups within this geographical area, and as a generic locality team, links across all health and social care disciplines exist to promote strategic multi disciplinary approaches in supporting our clients in a person centred, holistic, whole family approach. Interesting and diverse practice opportunities for front line staff is provided via long term complex casework across all adult client groups within the Perth City area.
The successful applicant will assist in maintaining vulnerable people in the community by providing a range of social work and care management tasks. These include carrying out Outcome Focussed Assessments, the negotiation of flexible packages of care, and the monitoring and reviewing of individual care packages delivered via SDS (Self Directed Support). Responsibilities will also include statutory work under the Adults with Incapacity Act and the Adult Support and Protection Act.
The ideal candidate will be motivated and engaging, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Effective time management is essential for a successful autonomous worker to manage a complex caseload with the ability to be flexible and respond to crisis / competing demands being integral to the role. A good understanding of SDS and how this is delivered is essential. The ability to integrate and cultivate successful links within the team and across services is highly desirable. Knowledge of services, challenges, demands, and demographics within PKC would be an advantage.
You must have experience of assessment of Social and Personal Care needs
You must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of social work principles and values.
Experience of Adult Support and Protection Procedures and all relevant legislation.
You must have a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS and relevant Social Work Qualifications
You will have a current registration with SSSC and be eligible to register with PVG scheme.
For further information please contact Melisa Meikle, Team Leader.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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