1.1 To provide information to individuals and their carers about all services for which they may be eligible.
1.2 To undertake assessment of individuals and their carer’s needs, dealing in particular with the more complex cases presented, and undertaking risk assessments i.e. high risk of breakdown, including Adult Protection significant issues such as substance abuse, severe mental health problems and who present danger to self or others.
1.3 To formulate a plan in consultation with the individual and their carers, which will meet their assessed needs, within the priorities and eligibility criteria of the Council, ensuring that individuals and carers are actively involved and which will maintain their personal dignity and independence.
1.4 To identify wherever reasonably practicable, health and safety issues that may place individuals or groups at risk to ensure these are recorded and brought to the attention of staff responsible for the delivery of services.
1.5 Within timescales determined by legal and procedural requirements and/or agreed with the individual or group, review the effectiveness of the planned intervention.
1.6 To keep the Team Manager or their Deputy informed of progress in each case and to highlight areas of difficulty through formal supervision processes.
1.7 To obtain the advice and agreement of the Team Manager or their Deputy on assessment, care plans, reviews, transfers, legal interventions and proposals to end involvement with the user.
1.8 To ensure through liaison with internal colleagues and external agencies that a co-ordinated service is provided.
1.9 To regularly review allocated cases.
1.10 To participate in any meetings necessary and convene and chair these meetings when required.
1.11 To act as a key worker in named cases when required to do so.
1.12 To consult with the Team Manager and other managers as required by legal, policy and procedural guidelines so that a Personal Financial Assessment can be undertaken.
1.13 To carry out legal proceedings where required to do so.
For appointment at grade 8 or 9:
Experience of working in a social work setting.
HCPC recognised professional Social Work qualification and registered and evidence of HCPC registration.
An understanding of the principles and provisions of legislation pertaining to Social Work as they relate to this service or user group.
Ability to transfer knowledge, values and skills to new situations.
Possession of a full and valid driving licence.
Ability to use IT equipment for the communication and recording of information.