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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker - Baywide Social Care Team

Job Type



Social Work



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

27 November 2023


Closing Date

4 December 2023

Social workers are professionals who aim to enhance overall well-being and help meet basic and complex needs of communities and people. Social workers work with many different populations and types of people, particularly focusing on those who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty.

Be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Bay wide Social Care Team and contribute to the effective assessment and discharge planning with working age adults in the area of Torbay and for Torbay residents in out of area hospitals in the region.

Our philosophy is 'together we can make things better', if this aligns with your ambition, passion and beliefs, we will welcome an application from you.

Main duties of the job
- To undertake holistic social care assessments, in partnership with service users, families and carers, prepare care plans, commission services to ensure the most beneficial and cost-effective care packages are established, delivered, monitored and reviewed, and comply with all statutory requirements for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust policies and guidelines.
- To have clear responsibilities for the safeguarding of adults and children and for operating in a manner consistent with Human Rights legislation
- To be compliant with and practice utilising social care legislation including Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Working for our organisation
Baywide Social Care Team are a small but supportive team who enjoy mentoring team members and students and are passionate about delivering quality care to patients. We are a motivated and caring team to both patients and colleagues. The team is flexible and promotes a health work/home life balance.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

- To plan and prioritise own work and caseload
- The role involves managing a defined caseload and provide statutory Social Work service to our clients in the Torbay area
- To complete Care Act assessments and subsequent care plans records in line with service policies and procedures , working in a strengths based and outcome focussed way
- To contribute to professional development in mental health social care through forums and working groups, as and when required
- To be accountable for using allocated Trust Equipment responsibly

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person specification
Specific Skills
Essential criteria

- Experience of safeguarding adult processes
- Experience of mental capacity assessment and development of best interest decision
- Experience of hospital discharge pre-covid, during covid; assessment, planning, information and advice

Desirable criteria

- Experience of court of protection/ court work (family, coroner, or criminal court)
- Experience of working with people around end of life care and discharge planning
- Qualifications and training

Essential criteria

Relevant professional Social Work qualification – Degree/Diploma Work, Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Certificate in Social Services
Desirable criteria

Post Qualifying consolidation and commitment to post qualification training
Knowledge and experience
Essential criteria

- Knowledge/skills of safeguarding adult processes, Care Act & Mental Capacity Act
- Ability to present as an excellent role model for good practice within the multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to provide information and advice around hospital discharge planning to include funding under covid, and also commissioned services in social care

Desirable criteria

- Health and Safety in the workplace legislation
- Ability to undertake risk assessments within all aspects of day to day work
- Ability to act as a consultant on practice-based issues for other health and social care practitioners
- Knowledge of Continuing Care/ Registered Nursing Care Contribution/ Direct Payments and Independent Living Fund
- Knowledge of Intermediate Care/ End of Life Care

Requirements due to work environment/conditions
Essential criteria

- Ensuring the safety of less-experienced staff in these settings
- Current registration with the Social Work England
- Willingness to undertake information technology training when required
- Willingness to work outside of office hours
- You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, we are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people.

If you provide support to a family member or friend with health or care needs, we aim to be a Carer-friendly employer. We have a ‘Staff Carers’ policy which includes flexible working where possible and a Carer’s Passport scheme that links you into support and discounts.


We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive a high volume of applications. Please apply promptly
Please read the job description and tailor your application to reflect the role
Correspondence will be via Trac, text and email. Please check your email and Trac account regularly.
Applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band
If you have not received an invitation to interview within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
It is your responsibility to assist us in the timely receipt of appropriate references
The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.

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