We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Social Worker to join our Social Work and Community Support Service (SWCW) at Jewish Care. In this role, you will collaborate with individuals, their carers, and various health and social care professionals to provide holistic support that promotes independence, choice, and control. Your work will focus on addressing difficulties related to ageing, caring responsibilities, illness, isolation, disability, mental health issues, or changes in circumstances within the Jewish Community.

As a Social Worker, you will conduct comprehensive assessments, identify key areas of support, and work in a multi-disciplinary approach. You will actively engage in community projects, represent Jewish Care in various settings, and contribute to the development of services and resources. Supervision and support for team members and volunteers will also be part of your responsibilities.

This post is full time for 36.25 hours per week, and will require access to a vehicle for work.

What you will be doing:

  • Working collaboratively with individuals, carers, and relevant resources to provide personalised care, reducing risk and improving quality of life.
  • Actively participating in collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches, building networks within and external to Jewish Care.
  • Supporting the development of community and group interventions to enhance social and community life.
  • Contributing to forums focusing on Dementia, Disability, Family Carers, Mental Health, Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, End of Life Care, and Holocaust Survivors.
  • Working with the Team Manager and Senior Social Workers to develop and run an effective service.
  • Developing relationships within Jewish Care, Statutory, and Voluntary organizations.
  • Presenting the work of the Social Work and Community Support Service in various forums.
  • Providing information and advice following current government health and social care guidance.
  • Supervising team members and volunteers, managing your own case load.

What you will need:

  • Qualification in Social Work (E)
  • Registered Social Worker with Social Work England (E)
  • Experience working with diverse populations facing Mental Health, Mental Capacity, Disability, Dementia, Isolation, End of Life, and other co-morbidities (E)
  • Experience in community and/or group work (E)
  • Experience working with adults in a social care context (E)
  • Knowledge and experience of Safeguarding, Care Act (2014), and Mental Capacity Act (2005) (E)
  • Knowledge of social work interventions with individuals, families, groups, and communities (E)
  • Knowledge of working with people experiencing Mental Health, Disability, Dementia, Isolation, End of Life, and other co-morbidities (E)
  • Ability to apply critical reflection and up-to-date knowledge to all aspects of the role (E)
  • Ability to use electronic databases for maintaining up-to-date client records (E)
  • Excellent verbal, listening, writing, time management, and IT skills (E)
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly within a multi-disciplinary team, including hybrid working (E)
  • Ability to apply ethical principles to decision-making and support others in doing so (E)

If you are a compassionate and dedicated Social Worker looking to make a meaningful impact in the Jewish community, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

Jewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, we touch the lives of 10,000 people. We provide services to a range of people including older people, people with mental health needs and people living with dementia.

 Our five values are at the heart of the way we work. They drive how we act as individuals and as an organisation and shape our culture. We value Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Compassion, and Inclusivity.

LocationSandringham

Our purpose-built Sandringham campus offers care home, retirement living apartments and community centre services to enable clients, relatives, staff, volunteers and visitors to be able to share in this unique and vibrant set of communal facilities.

The Sandringham campus consists of Anita Dorfman House and Pears Court providing brand new facilities and quality care and retirement living in a modern, Jewish environment. Wolfson Assisted Living is situated on the top floor of Anita Dorfman and consists of dedicated one room flats for individuals and couples who want residential care with more room and kitchen facilities than a regular care home bedroom.

The campus also includes the Adrian Gordon Café, which serves delicious meals throughout the day, and the Ronson Family Community Centre, and the Zalman and Ruchi Noé Centre for People Living with Dementia. Sitting in green belt on the border between Hertfordshire and Stanmore, the Sandringham campus offers wide ranging career opportunities and compromises all our core services under one roof.

STAFF FACILITIES

DEDICATED TEAM BREAK ROOM

FREE FRESHLY PREPARED LUNCH

ACCESS TO ONSITE GARDENS

Why

JEWISH CARE?

We offer excellent benefits to reward you for your hard work, dedication and commitment. These include:

  • RETAIL DISCOUNT

    RETAIL DISCOUNT

    A huge range of discounts at major retailers and supermarkets

  • HEALTH CARE

    HEALTH CARE

    24/7 access to a GP either online or on the phone

  • STAFF SUPPORT

    STAFF SUPPORT

    Access to our Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential advice

  • WELLBEING HUB

    WELLBEING HUB

    Articles and support with physical and mental wellness, free fitness and yoga videos and lots more

  • PENSION

    PENSION

    4% employer pension contribution

  • LEARNING RESOURCES

    LEARNING RESOURCES

    Career development opportunities and access to our online learning management system

  • FREE DBS CHECK

    FREE DBS CHECK

    Free DBS checks for our Care Home Workers

  • FREE UNIFORM

    FREE UNIFORM

    Free uniforms for everyone required to wear one

Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK

Social Worker

  • Department: Community Support
  • Location: Common Rd, Stanmore, HA7 3FT
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary:  £35,119 - £37,349 a year
  • Closing Date: 31 March 2024

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