Staff Grade Social Worker – Adult Disabilities

Staff grade Social Worker – Adult Disabilities

Medforce are proud to bring to market this exciting staff grade social worker role with a social work service that provides a wide range of health and social services to adults with additional complex needs as a result of their disability. This position is based in Bray, Co Wicklow and is a full time role.

Professional / clinical:

•          Deliver a quality service to service users ensuring professional standards are maintained in accordance with the requirements as set out by coru 

•          Work within current legislation, relevant policies and procedures, guidelines and protocols as laid down by the employer.

•          Work within current legislation, relevant policies and procedures, guidelines and protocols as laid down by the employer.

•          Incorporate social work values and ethical principles in planning, developing, implementing, and reviewing interventions.

•          Implement models of best practice / evidence-based practice.

•          Provide a direct point of access for the local community / designated service area and undertake initial and standardised psycho social assessments and interventions to individuals, families and groups following the appropriate referral pathway.

•          Identify service users’ individual and collective needs in partnership with them and co-create early interventions and / or social action strategies to meet those needs.

•          Manage and prioritise a caseload appropriate to the post.

•          Provide supportive emotional and practical support, develop strategies to support service users based on their presenting needs as well as providing information and advice appropriate to service users and their family’s needs.

•          Adopt a holistic approach aimed at enhancing the quality of life, health and social well-being of service users within the designated service area.

•          Make it possible for service users to advocate for their own needs, or where appropriate, advocate on behalf of service users.

•          Promote independence, self-reliance, self-determination and empowerment with persons in their environment, with families and local groups.

•          Plan, deliver and engage in co-produced interventions as appropriate with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities.

•          Participate and take leadership in community needs assessment and on-going community involvement including initiating and participating in prevention and health promotion activities such as group work and clinics.

•          Deliver social work service in collaboration with other disciplines / agencies as required, in appropriate settings reflecting the needs of the service user.

•          Work within a key worker / case worker system, providing a co-ordinating role for case

•          Maintain standards of practice and levels of professional knowledge by participating in continuous professional development initiatives as appropriate and in meeting coru expectations.

•          Keep up to date with advances in social work research, and on-going review and evaluation of literature relevant to the assigned area.

•          Take an active role in professional clinical supervision and engage in reflective practice in accordance with coru requirements and the local / national supervision policy.

•          Engage in career and professional development planning in collaboration with the social work team leader / principal social worker.

•          Keep abreast of developments in national policies and strategies and international best practice.

•          Keep up to date with organisational developments within the irish health service.

•          Act as a resource by participating in the induction, education and training of social work colleagues, other health professionals and service user groups as required.

•          Participate in the practice education of student social workers.

•          Foster an understanding of the role and contribution of social work by providing professional consultation and education to other members of the service.

•          Engage in the performance achievement process in conjunction with your line manager and staff as appropriate


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