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Social Work Assistant-Pontefract

  • Location:

    Pontefract, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £23765 - £27957 per annum

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Job Description

I am currently working closely with a well established company who are looking for a social work assistant to join their team.

You will help support and advise the service users and provide a high quality, community-based support. The users may be experiencing health issues, disabilities, financial and emotional issues.
Key responsibilities-
" To provide a range of interventions in response to the assessed needs of the client including welfare benefits advice, advocacy, emotional support and practical advice
" To gather, analyse and record information in relation to service user assessment.
" To have a good working knowledge of welfare benefits, and associated legislation, to assist in income maximisation work with individuals.
" To provide accurate written information and comprehensive reports, for internal and external communication in line with GDPR guidelines.

" Experience of working in a social work/social care environment
" Experience of providing welfare benefits advice
" Experience of undertaking professional assessments, planning and providing interventions for service users
" Experience of working with older people and / or those with disabilities in a community setting
" Experience of working collaboratively with other agencies and professionals.
" Excellent knowledge of social care legislation and welfare benefits
" Driving licence with own transport
" Good standard of education to GCSE - Minimum of Grade C in Maths and English
" Ability to prepare reports for both internal and external audiences
" Ability to empathise with service users

If this sounds like the roles for you apply now or call Ella Sandoval or Emma Hardaker on 01274 393050 for more information.


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