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Social Worker - Adults Community Health Care Assessment Team

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  • Job reference: HQ00092960
    Up to £28.00 per hour
    Social Worker


    Are you interesting in developing your Social Work career?

    Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time within a Continuing Health Care Assessment Team based in Cambridge. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work practice in Adults Services and be registered with the HCPC.

    The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £28 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

    - Completing the remaining backlog of NHS CHC assessments (CHC assessments exceeding the 28 day time limit set out in the National Framework for NHS CHC and FNC (2018).
    - Support the Council's locality teams with NHS CHC Cases. This role is similar to that of a practice educator, requiring staff to mentor/coach staff to improve their knowledge and skills in relation to NHS CHC.
    - Pick up NHS CHC assessments which teams are unable to allocate, to prevent a further backlog of NHS CHC assessments.
    - Represent the Council at dispute meetings. This includes local dispute and local resolution panels.
    - Provide technical advice in relation to the National Framework for NHS CHC and FNC (2018) and its interface with other legislation e.g. Mental Health Act.
    - Provide advice in relation to the DH Who Pays? Responsible Commissioner responsibilities.
    - Provide input into best practice, joint training, and areas of development.
    - Provide input into proposed changes around practice.
    - Work in partnership with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
    - Provide a response to requests from the CCG within 48 hours.
    - Use analytical skills to identify trends in referrals and work.
    - Any other delegated work relating to NHS CHC.
    - Ensure Council values and policies are upheld and carried out.

    Requirements of the Social Worker:
    - Degree or equivalent in Social Work.
    - Current HCPC registration.
    - Significant senior level frontline experience within Adult Services.

    This Social Worker job is advertised by Sam Jewell; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

    Reasonable Adjustments:
    If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.