Social Worker (Mansfield)
Mansfield (Office based)
Job Title: Social Worker
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Salary: £31,822 per annum
Are you looking for a job that will put you at the heart of providing welfare services for a diverse client group, including older people and those with disabilities?
CISWO is a national charity whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals and communities facing disadvantage due to the impact of the coal mining industry.
We are currently recruiting for a Social Worker to be based in our Mansfield office. This role will carry a case load along with supporting the Senior Social Worker in case allocation, staff induction and training, service marketing and promotion. Some staff supervision and management may also form part of the role.
This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong social work background with experience of supporting older people and / or people with disabilities.
As Social Worker, you will:
- Manage a caseload of clients with a variety of needs to enhance physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
- Carry out high quality assessments of need in accordance with CISWO policies and procedures.
- Provide support, guidance and casework supervision for the wider staff team in the absence of the Senior Social Worker.
- Support the team in safeguarding issues in conjunction with, and in any absence of, the Senior Social Worker.
- Provide a range of interventions in response to the assessed needs of clients, including welfare benefits advice, advocacy, emotional support and practical advice to improve quality of life.
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with partner agencies to establish a range of networks and to ensure an integrated, holistic and multidisciplinary approach
The essential qualities, skills and experience you will need to apply for this role:
- Degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification and current professional registration
- Experience of undertaking professional assessments, planning and intervention
- Knowledge and understanding of the values and principles underpinning working with vulnerable adults and their carers within the community
- Knowledge and experience of relevant legislation and good practice, particularly in relation to older people, mental health and disability
- Good working knowledge of the welfare benefits system
- Ability to create good working relationships with clients and other professionals.
- Self-motivated, with good personal organisational and time management skills
- Good judgement and logical decision making ability
- Ability to resolve problems in a proactive, practical and positive manner
- A valid driving licence and own transport
This role will require a satisfactory DBS check.
How to apply
Please send your CV along with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements for the role and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 15th December 2023