Roles in Adult Social Care
Principal Social Worker
The Principal Social Worker champions and role models core Social Work values and statutory duties in order to focus on developing and improving the service. This role is vital to instigating change to improve outcomes for service users, through supporting and advising on the quality of practise and providing challenge, support and training to practitioners, managers and elected members.
Fundamentally the Principal Social Worker provides insight into Social Work, promoting evidence based practise and linking this with externally sourced research, including importantly sourced information from engagement with those who directly use the services.
Integrated Social Care Manager
Supporting the Head of Service, this dynamic role is core to leading our Adult Social Care team to achieve excellent social care standards, in line with out statutory duties (as outlined by the Care Act 2014). The strategic post oversees all aspects of workload supervision and caseload management.
An integral part of this position is maintaining the safety and well-being of the Adult Social Care team and managing the deployment and efficient use of resources. A challenging, but exceptionally rewarding position, the Social Care Manager supports to achieve the best quality and best value in service provision, in line with our core Social Care values.
Deputy Social Care manager
Supporting the Integrated Social Care Manager, the Deputy Social Care manager oversees effective management of resources and the overall performance of the Adult Social Care team. They improve standards for service users through performance management, making good use of performance information to drive up standards in the team and to ensure members of the team are supervised regularly in line with expectations. The role is important to creating an environment focusing on the safety and well-being of the team and one that encourages a culture of continuous development, keeping up to date with government guidance and legislation.
The Advanced Practitioner is part of the leadership team and involves providing case supervision, advice, guidance and specialist consultation to Adult Social Care workers. The Advanced Practitioner contributes to specific health and social care developments including policies, performance, training, service improvements and effective multi – disciplinary working, in order to support with the effective discharge of Adult Social Care statutory duties. At the heart of the role is the ethos of Adult Social Care values, to support the health, well-being, independence and choice for service users, their families and carers.
Social Care Assessor
Social Care Assessors are fundamental to the Adult Social Care team. An integral part of the role involves working in a multiagency context to assess the needs of service users and create a person centred support plan; In order to maximise independence, choice and control in line with statutory duties and available resources.
Social Workers are at the heart of the Adult Social Care team. Working in line with statutory practises and typically tasked in a multiagency context, they manage a range of complex cases and work across a wide range of areas (for example) older people, learning disabilities and physical disabilities. A Social Worker’s position is versatile and demanding but most importantly, at its core, it involves championing the voice of service users, carers and families.
Our Admin Lead manages and leads a team of administrative staff to provide delivery of a comprehensive administration function to support the Adult Social Care Teams.
They provide direct line management to team members and taking responsibility for their work and performance, ensuring excellent customer service and timely data entry. Admin Lead’s ensure there are consistent and efficient administrative standards and procedures are implemented and maintained across the service.
Senior Team Administrator
Senior Team Administrators provide support to the Admin Lead in managing the administrative team to ensure the needs of the service users are met. They work as part of the team to ensure consistent and efficient administration and support to the service area and providing day to day advice and support to Team Administrators.
Team Administrators provide an effective and efficient administrative support service to the Adult Social Care Team to ensure consistency across the service area and timely data entry to electronic databases. They are a key first point of contact with our service users, both on the telephone and face to face in reception, ensuring a calm and appropriate manner in all situations.