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Powys County Council

Social Worker (Hospital Discharge)

Job Type



Social Work



£36298 - £38296

Posted Date

15 November 2023


Closing Date

27 November 2023

To identify the most appropriate discharge pathway for a person which supports a ‘What Matters’ strengths-based approach to safeguard and promote their independence.

To liaise with professionals, the individual, their family, and carers to determine a person’s correct discharge pathway and to raise any obstacles which impact upon timely discharge.

To work alongside system partners and the Hospital Social Work Team to unblock these obstacles so that Powys residents can return home from hospital without unnecessary delays.

To contribute to the statutory obligations under the Mental Capacity Act (2005), the Mental Health Act (1983), the Mental Health Wales Measure (2010) and the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act (2014).

This is an exciting role within a newly developed team where you will be able to establish and develop the role within the locality and be a link for adult social care within the hospitals.

About you:

You will have an appropriate social work, health or allied health practitioner qualification (i.e. Degree in Social Work, DipSW or equivalent).
You will have registration as a Social Worker with Social Care Wales/CQC
You will have good communication skills (written and verbal)
You will have a good ability to organise, prioritise and manage a caseload independently whilst working flexibly.
You will be able to build and maintain partner relationships and can manage challenging discussions.
What you will do:

Complete assessments for Powys residents in District General Hospital’s (Out of County) to determine their discharge pathway and care needs for a safe and timely discharge from hospital.
Assessment’s will be timely; strengths based and proportionate to inform care and support needs for discharge planning.
You will need to work in a multi-agency manner to help achieve what matters to the Powys resident in hospital.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact: Emma Ashton (Hospital Social Work Team Manager) on 01938 551144 or

This position has a requirement for an Enhanced DBS Check

To find out more about working in Adult Social Care Services please visit our main website

(Working in Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital)

The closing date has been extended to 27/11/2023

Service: Adult Social Care

Salary: Grade 11 Point 30 to Point 32 £36,298 to £38,296 per annum pro rata £18.81to £19.85 per hour

What we offer
- We will train you and develop your skills
- Flexible Working
- Guaranteed defined benefit Pension Scheme
- Learning and Development
- Lease Car Scheme
- Competitive Pay
- A Great Place to Live
- Powys County Council Reward Scheme
- Health and Well Being
- Salary Sacrifice Benefits

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