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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

Job Type



South West



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

1 October 2023


Closing Date

5 October 2023

Care to join us in making a positive difference in people’s lives, by working in partnership with service users, their carers and families.

Be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Baywide 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.

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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