City of York Council has an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join the Hospital Social Work Team.

Application deadline 23rd July 2019
Job reference HHAS001213
Job location York
Hours per-week 37
Salary £30,500 - £34,797 per annum

The Hospital Social Work Team is a committed, friendly and forward -thinking team, working alongside Discharge Liaison to form part of the Complex Discharge Hub.

Our aim is to put social work at the heart of everything we do and to take a strength based approach and ensure customers receive the personalised support they need to facilitate safe and timely discharges from hospital.

We work very closely with our health colleagues within the hospital and partner agencies to support customers to live as independently as possible. You will be responsible for assessing customers’ needs in line with the Care Act, assessing capacity, undertaking Safeguarding enquiries. You will be part of the Complex Discharge Hub where you will discuss customers delaying in hospital and support the manager to report on Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC). You will   arrange /attend discharge planning meetings, Best Interest meetings and complete Continuing Health Care Assessments within the customers own home or in a care home as part of the Discharge to assess pathway. You will undertake reviews following discharges from hospital.

Working within a fast paced multi- disciplinary team you will need to have excellent communication skills, be organised, provide professional advice and support, be able to build positive relationships, have the ability to work confidently under pressure and case hold. You will need to have excellent IT skills.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant professional qualification in Social Work, have relevant experience and show enthusiasm about working with Adults. You will need to be registered with the HCPC.

York council offers excellent training and development opportunities for their employees.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This is a fixed term contract to 28 February 2020.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Samantha Watts Service Manager or on 01904 721900.

Closing date: Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 12 midnight

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