The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Case Worker in the Older Adults team in the South of the County. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our hardworking and experienced team covering Havant and the surrounding areas, working to meet the needs of individuals and their carers. We have work bases across the county, although currently our teams are working from home as part of Hampshire’s COVID-19 response.

In this fast-paced role you will be supported to develop the skills to respond to frontline demands, providing support to older adults. You will learn how to work in a strengths-based way to support people to gain greater independence. Working in accordance with social care legislation you will be supporting Social Workers in the delivery of person-centred social care services.

You will also be responsible for:

• Managing a caseload of individuals
• Assessing social care needs
• Developing, co-ordinating and reviewing care packages
• Ensuring that we meet our duty to safeguard vulnerable adults

You will be required to travel to various locations within Hampshire and it is essential that you have a current drivers’ licence and access to a reliable vehicle on a regular basis.

If you are committed to achieving positive outcome-focused solutions through delivery of high-quality social care support we would love to hear from you.

About you

You will need to be able to think creatively, be a confident communicator and negotiator. With excellent case management or relevant transferable skills, as well as sound risk assessment skills, you will demonstrate the ability to work in partnership with individuals, their families, care providers and advocacy. Above all, you will have a passion for delivering positive outcomes in addition to an ability to recognise problems, identify solutions and negotiate situations. 

The role will be predominantly home based, using telephone and video links during this period, but you will undertake visits to individuals in hospital, ‘discharge to assess’ settings and to their home as required with the appropriate PPE, support and risk assessment.

What we can offer you 

We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job. That is why we provide our team members with a positive, safe and supportive working environment. Alongside this we prioritise regular supervision and exclusive Continuous Professional Development opportunities. This includes accessing a variety of training programmes appropriate to your job role.

In return for your valuable contribution we offer a competitive . As well as excellent conditions, support and supervision, with plenty of opportunity for personal development and career progression within a social care environment.

Additional Role Information:

Senior Case Worker HCC67232 –

Values Based Recruitment:

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:

Person Centred

* Has a person centred and strengths based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.

Resilience

* Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.

Accountable

* Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.

Works Together

* Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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