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Senior Social Worker - Duty Provision Part Time

Location
Amelie House, Barnet, Golders Green, Greater London, NW11 9DQ

Employment Type
Part Time

Salary
£24,797 - £26,175 + Benefits
Annual

Contact Type
Permanent

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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.  This role is a job share, overseeing Duty, a triage and advice service.  The post holder will work closely with individuals and their carers, as well as health and social care workers from Jewish Care, community, voluntary and statutory services.

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

This post is for 24 hours per week working, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (9am – 5.30pm).

The role of the Senior Social Worker is to:

  • Take a Senior role in managing the Duty provision and develop an effective service
  • Supervise social workers and develop the role of the Duty volunteers
  • Work in partnership with individuals, carers and relevant voluntary and statutory resources to enable people to use the service, to reduce risk to themselves or others and/or improve their quality of life in a meaningful way
  • Be active for initiating and maintaining collaboration with internal and external partnerships, to develop community and group interventions that enhance social and community life for individuals and their families/carers
  • Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to provide effective intervention, whilst being pro-active in maintaining effective collaboration.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of how Jewish Care staff support initiatives to deliver a wide range of services in our Community Hubs, Care Homes, Community Centres and outreach programmes
  • Take an active role in attending relevant locality and specialist forums
  • Triage, support and guide people, face to face or over the phone to assess urgency and need
  • Communicate with clients regarding the next step, to ensure effective case managements when awaiting allocation
  • Respond to enquiries in a timely manner, working towards the values of the organisation.
  • Record all conversations and assessments on Dynamics CRM
  • Participate in a specialist forums developing knowledge and skills with regard to Mental Health, Family Carers, Disability, End of Life Care and Dementia
  • Provide 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
  • Demonstrate confident and effective judgement in making timely decisions to achieve positive change
  • Work 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
  • Take an active role in the promotion of collaborative practice in a multi-agency context to ensure people in the community are supported safely, in the best way possible
  • Ensure 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
  • As a senior member of the team, being pro-active in supporting the effective management of the team
  • Present the work of the Social Work and Community Support Service in different forums.

What you'll need:

  • Social Work qualification (Essential)
  • Registration with HCPC (Essential)
  • Practice Educator qualification or similar (Desirable)
  • A  uk driver's licence with access to a vehicle (Desirable)
  • Knowledge
  • 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)
  • Demonstrate a high level of skill in the sensitive exploration of complexity and risk, offering support to colleagues managing such dilemmas (Essential)
  • Significant working knowledge and experience of Safeguarding, Care Act (2014) and Mental Capacity Act (2005) (Essential)
  • Experience of, or an interest in, working with the Jewish community (Essential)
  • Experience of working with people (or are carers for people) experiencing Mental Health, Disability, Dementia, Isolation, End of Life and other co-morbidities (Essential)
  • 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)

Why you’ll love working with us

No matter how old or young you are, if you want to make a difference where it’s needed most, see what we have to offer. In addition to your competitive salary you’ll receive some great benefits including: 4% employer contribution pension; free life assurance; childcare vouchers; free DBS shared update; generous mileage allowance for work…the list goes on and on!

If you’re passionate about helping people and want a career that truly makes a difference, we want you on our team – apply today!

For further information and a full job description please email recruitment3@jcare.org

Benefits
Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.

About
Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

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