To manage an allocated caseload to achieve positive outcomes for Adults with a Learning Disability.
Working within the legislative, regulatory and policy framework that relates to the Adult Services;
Carrying out high quality assessments of the needs of people with a Learning Disability and their families at the direction of the Team Manager.
Creating plans that address the needs identified in assessments; coordinating those plans; monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the plans.
Working with individuals, families, carer groups and communities to help them make informed decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning;
Working with other agencies and professionals, service users and their families in a coordinated manner to address the needs of people with a Learning Disability.
Working effectively as a member of a professional team, contributing to multi-disciplinary working and assisting more experienced Social Workers in undertaking high risk and complex cases including court proceedings.
Taking responsibility, with the Team Manager and Senior Practitioner, to maintain and develop professional practice, including identifying training needs.
Identifying unmet need and drawing it to the attention of Managers in the Service, and assisting in the collection of data as required.
Grade 11 - As above plus:
Supervision of Social Work Students and other junior members of staff;
Provide advice and guidance to less experience social workers;
To undertake complex, high risk cases, which will include court attendance;
Lead joint working with less experienced Social Workers in complex cases.
Social Work Degree or other Social Work qualification recognised by Social Care Wales.
Registration with Social Care Wales.
Experience of needs-led assessment, intervention and evaluation processes.
Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and associated adult social care legislation.
Ability to form constructive working relationships with colleagues and other agencies, and to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting as part of a team.
Ability to make decisions appropriately and competently, and to prioritise effectively.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, present and comprehend complex information.
Ability to prioritise and take responsibility for workload management and performance.
Ability to recognise and maintain positive professional relationships with Carers and families.
Driving license with access to vehicle.
Applicants should be registered with Social Care Wales.