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Social Worker Hospital Team Southend On Sea Essex

I am currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker to join a small friendly team based in a Hospital Setting working under the Local Authority for Southend Council.

Working on a Fixed Term Contract with the discharge team you would be responsible for the assessment of patients leaving the trust, this would mostly involve telephone assessments and as such the post would be based statically in the Hospital.

The role.

We are looking for a dynamic social worker with the necessary skills, experience and vision to work within a busy social work team at Southend Hospital.

This post is to support both discharge planning within the acute hospital and some admission avoidance work on the Older Person Assessment Service (OPAS) unit.

We are currently looking for a worker to cover Sunday- Saturday (37 hours per week) covering the department from 8.30am-7pm on a shift basis with rest days incorporated in to the rota.

You will ideally have experience in working within a local authority setting and be able to demonstrate your commitment to effective team working.

As an experienced social worker you will have: -

, Excellent communication skills;
, Be proficient with using various computer systems and programmes;
, A good manager of time and be able to work under pressure working experience of knowledge of working with adults and older people;
, Experience of safeguarding; and experience of undertaking mental capacity act assessments.

This post is to support with discharge planning and admission avoidance in Southend Hospital, requiring Crisis intervention skills.

You must be able to work within a pressurised environment.

If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective we would want to hear from you.

In return we will offer professional supervision; appraisal and regular training.

For an informal discussion please contact John Neary @ Service Care Solutions on 01772208964.