As part of this role you will be working under Mid-Yorks Trust which covers Dewsbury District Hospital, Pinderfields Hospital and Pontefract Hospital.
There’s a really supportive feel to our team; we have approachable and supportive managers who have an open door, regular advice surgeries and are willing to listen; we’re an experienced team, we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise. Hospital social work is fast paced, no two days are ever the same but when the going gets tough we’re there for each other.
The way we work, with workers being linked with individual wards means you’ll build strong working relationships with NHS colleagues helping us to start working with service users as early as possible to support them wherever possible get home as quickly as possible with the support they need. We also have Kirklees Independent Living team and Care Navigators based with us to give us and our service user quick access to the support they need. Our team also has a dedicated business support team.
The pace of work means you need to be organised and resilient but most of all you’ll care about the people we’re working with.
We are committed to providing our Social Workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer. We’re focused on your own personal and professional development; we’ll support you to enhance your skills and practice and be the best you can be. We have an established career structure in place to help you get where you want to be in your career.
We understand that working within social care isn’t an easy job and how important it is to take care of ourselves. We take your wellbeing seriously with wellbeing champions in our teams who understand when you might need additional support as well as keeping us energised through regular team social activities such as bake offs, picnic in the park; when we’ve eaten all the cakes there is a gym in the same building. There’s something for everyone and we’re open to suggestions.
Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).
Requirements for this job:
- Experience of working in a caring environment in a paid or unpaid capacity with a relevant service group.
- An understanding of legislation, procedures etc. relating to the relevant service user group.
- Ability to demonstrate literacy, numeracy and computer skills to complete assessments and correspondence, complete financial statements and keep accurate records.
- IT skills to be able to maintain accurate electronic records.
- An understanding of the differing physical and emotional needs pertaining to the specific user group.
- Ability to identify social care needs of individuals and formulate support plans
- Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- Understanding of other agencies and their contribution to service delivery
- Willingness to continue further personal training and development