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Senior Social Worker

Posted: 3rd December 2019
  • Location: Barnet, London
  • Salary: GBP37454 - GBP39535 per annum
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Jewish Care - Senior Social Worker - North London - £37,454 - £39,535

The Social Work and Community Support Service (SWCW) comprises 30+ full and part-time workers, based in four locality teams in London and the South East, who work with adults within the Jewish Community. They provide personalised and integrated support offering guidance, advice and advocacy to meet identified health and social care needs of individuals, families and carers, as well as facilitating support groups and other community-based interventions. The aim of the service is to support independence, promote choice and control for people facing difficulties due to ageing, caring responsibilities, illness, isolation, disability, mental health issues or changes in circumstances.

The post-holder will be a member of the North West and Central London Team which is based in Golders Green.

This post is Full Time 36.25 hours per week working, (M-F, 9am - 5.30pm, summer months and 9am - 2pm, Friday's, during the winter months).

Responsibilities as an Senior Social Worker with Jewish Care:

- Promoting independence, choice and dignity with individuals and families, enabling them to remain safely within the community as far as possible.
- Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to provide effective intervention, whilst being pro-active in maintaining effective collaboration.
- Working with Jewish Care staff to support initiatives to deliver a wide range of services in our Community Hubs, Care Homes, Community Centres and outreach programmes
Working in partnership with individuals, carers and relevant voluntary and statutory resources to reduce risk to individuals and improve their quality of life
Take an active role in the areas of Mental Health, Dementia, Disability, Family Carers or End of Life in attending locality and specialist forums
- Working with service users and their families to enhance wellbeing in a safe and meaningful way
- Supervision of Social Workers and volunteers, as well as deputising for the Team Manager as required
- Supervising qualified Social Workers, volunteers and others as required
- Working with the Team Manager and Senior Social Workers to develop and run an effective service
- Developing working relationships within Jewish Care, Community, Statutory and Voluntary organisations
- Holding an active case load of approximately 20-25 cases
Participating in a specialist forum developing knowledge and skills with regard to Family Carers, Disability, End of Life Care or Dementia
- Providing information and advice in accordance with current government health and social care guidance, and to conduct holistic assessments for Jewish people living in the community
- Working with and supporting colleagues to identify local services and resources that promote independence, choice and dignity of individuals, carers and families, to enable people to remain within the community as far as possible
- Taking an active role in the promotion of collaborative practice in a multi-agency context to ensure people in the community are supported in the best way possible
- Ensuring that information gained through community involvement is fed back to Jewish Care, and acted upon, in order to continually improve service provision according to changing circumstances
- Presenting the work of the Social Work and Community Support Service in different forums.
- As a senior member of the team, being pro-active in supporting the effective management of the team

You MUST be:
- Social Work qualification (Essential)
- Registration with HCPC (Essential)
- Practice Educator qualification or similar (Desirable)
- A UK driver's licence with access to a vehicle for work is essential for this post.
- Significant experience in managing a social work caseload and supervising others (Essential)
- Extensive experience working with adults in a social care context (Desirable)
- Experience of community and/or group work (Essential)
- Significant working knowledge and experience of Safeguarding, Care Act (2014) and Mental Capacity Act (2005)
- Experience of, or an interest in, working with the Jewish community (Desirable)
- Experience of working with people (or are carers for people) experiencing Mental Health, Disability, Dementia, Isolation, End of Life and other co-morbidities (Desirable)
- Demonstrate a high level of skill in the sensitive exploration of complexity and risk, offering support to colleagues managing such dilemmas (Essential)
- Take into account the expertise of people using the service, carers and the community in developing appropriate responses to particular needs (Essential)
- Enhanced ability to apply critical reflection and up to date knowledge to all aspects of the senior role (Desirable)
- Experience of using electronic data bases to maintain up to date client records (Desirable)
- Enhanced ability to apply critical reflection and up to date knowledge to all aspects of the senior role (Essential)

The FRCE Recruitment Group is committed to equality and value diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
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