Social Work Assistant Fixed term contract for 12 months
Pontefract (office based)
Job Title: Social Work Assistants
Job Type: Fixed term contract for 12 months
Hours: 37.5 hours
Salary: Full time equivalent £25,817 pension, and other benefits
We are currently recruiting for a Social Work Assistant in the Northern Region, based at our Pontefract Office. Home working is not available for the role.
The role will provide high quality, community based advice and support for former miners and their dependants, who may be experiencing issues such as ill health, disability, financial, social, or emotional. The service is normally predominantly delivered on an individual basis within the clients homes but may also include group work within community venues.
Responsibilities include actioning referrals to the organisation in an efficient and effective manner; carrying out high quality assessments and providing a range of interventions in response to the assessed needs of the client, providing a range of interventions in response to the assessed needs of the client including welfare benefits advice, advocacy, emotional support and practical advice. You will need to gather and analyse information in relation to the client and also maintain accurate records and ensuring the database is kept up to date.
Other responsibilities will include liaising with and building relationships with a variety of external agencies/partners and promoting the service to other professionals and also the clients, utilising basic counselling skills, providing accurate information and written reports for internal and external communication in line with GDPR.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have experience of working in a social work/social care environment, knowledge of and experience of providing welfare benefits advice, experience of undertaking assessments, planning and providing interventions, experience of working with older people and/or those with disabilities, excellent communication skills, good IT skills and be proficient with Microsoft packages and used to working with databases.
You will need a driving licence and access to own transport, good organisational skills and a good standard of education. Knowledge and experience of former mining communities would be an advantage along with experience of working in the charity sector. A social work qualification is not essential but is desirable.
For internal applicants, please complete an Expression of Interest Form available on PeopleHR and send to email@example.com
For external applicants, please send your CV with a supporting statement and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 30 June 2022