Social Work Assistant

Posted 08 June 2022
Salary£11.50 - 12.00 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineHealth & Social Care
ReferenceSWA - WCC
Contact NameDane Matthews

Job description

~ Social Work Assistant ~

Spencer Clarke Group are working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council to appoint aSocial Work Assistant within their Adult Social Care Teams.

3 - 6 months agency contract with a view to being extended on an ongoing basis.

Full time Hours – 37 Hours per week.

Location – Worcester, WR5 2NP.

Rate of Pay - £11.50+ per hour – Negotiable depending on experience.

Job Purpose;

  • The position is to work with adults aged over 18 who require support to enable safe and timely transfer of care from acute hospital settings.
  • The role will involve working with people who are older, have diagnosis of dementia, people with physical disabilities, people with mental health diagnosis and mild to moderate learning disabilities/and/or autism.

Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Work with adults, using a strength based approach, who may have a wide range of care and support needs and require support to reduce and manage identified risks.
  • Work in partnership and engage other professionals to ensure there is a multi-agency approach which enables the adult and/or their carer to live as independently as possible.
  • Meet statutory requirements including best practice in relation to the principles of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 · To fully engage in reflective practice, demonstrating you are an active member of the team.
  • Identify adults and carers who may be at risk and support safeguarding procedures, alongside a qualified social worker.
  • Participate in a range of meetings with adults and carers’ and exchange information, participate in decision making, with support, and review progress.
  • Carry out meaningful conversations which determine eligibility under the Care Act (2014).
  • Engage with adults and their carers using a strengths-based approach to identify available resources to meet their needs (wherever possible).
  • Build to excellent and effective relationships with other agencies and the local community to sign-post when appropriate.

Job Requirements;

  • Eligibility to work in the UK. (Passport etc.)
  • Reference Contact Details covering the last two years of employment. (Names, Numbers and Email Addresses)
  • Level 3 NVQ or Level 3 Diploma in Caring for Children and Young People within 2 years of appointment.


SCG offer a market leading referral scheme so if you are not interested, but no of somehow who may, please feel free to pass on their details.

Due to the high volume of applications, if you do not receive a response within 48 hours, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please send a copy of your most recent CV to dm and contact Dane on 01772 954 200 as soon as possible.