Adult Social Care - Mental health

Posted 24 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Work & Care
ContactRyan Stewart

Job description

Opus people solutions on behalf of Walsall Council have an exciting opportunity for an Adult Social Worker to join their Mental Health Team.

Position: Adult Social Worker - Mental Health Team
Organisation: Walsall Council
Location: Walsall, West Midlands
Remote/Office based: Hybrid.

Opus People Solutions, in partnership with Walsall Council, is excited to announce an exceptional opportunity for an Adult Social Worker to join their esteemed Mental Health Team. If you are a dedicated professional seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of adults with care and support needs, we encourage you to apply.

Special Conditions:

  • Registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between locations.
  • Availability for occasional work outside normal office hours.
  • Enhanced DBS required.
  • Compliance with the Government's Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.

Main Purpose of the Job Role:

  • Improve outcomes for adults with care and support needs and carers.
  • Undertake effective strengths-based assessments, planning, and direct work in alignment with the Care Act 2014 and statutory guidance.
  • Conduct safeguarding duties to protect adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect.
  • Practice social work ethically and transparently in accordance with professional standards.

Role Specific Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Practice within legislative frameworks and council policies.
  • Conduct strengths-based assessments promoting self-determination and independence.
  • Co-produce care and support plans and review their effectiveness.
  • Manage workload effectively, addressing various challenges.
  • Advocate for adults with care and support needs, ensuring their voices are heard.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and maintain accurate records.
  • Lead statutory safeguarding enquiries, planning, and reviews.
  • Support team members' professional development and progression.
  • Practice in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner, promoting diversity and equality.

Corporate Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Comply with and promote the Council's Health, Wellbeing, and Safety at Work policies.
  • Support the Council's employment policies, emphasising diversity and equality.
  • Align services with the Council's strategy, vision, and continuous improvement programme.

Application Process: To apply for this rewarding position, please submit your CV, ensuring you meet the special conditions and key responsibilities outlined above.