Social Worker

The Moray Council

  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MOR03774

Job Description

To participate in the activities of an Integrated Community Learning Disability Team receiving requests for and under-taking holistic assessments of client’s needs and commissioning packages of care working across professional boundaries when required.

Requirements Undertake Community Care assessments when required by Team Manager or on receipt of referral from other professionals. Design and organise suitable packages of care having undertaken financial assessments and ensure that adequate resources are available in conjunction with carers, relatives and statutory and independent sector agencies. Liaise with other local authority services i.e. Old Age Psychiatry, Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol , partner agencies, providers and informal service users and carers to seek to meet needs in the most efficient and appropriate way. Monitor and review service user needs and provision on a regular basis. Provide direct service and support to individuals and families, and their carers. Collaborate with colleagues within the Health and Social Care Teams. Participate with Team Manager in staff development and ERDP. Participate in office duty system when required. Maintain case records, both electronic and manual, provide information for performance indicators, fulfil procedures and statutory duties in line with national 
and local policy practices and procedures. Health and Safety

The Individual

Experience of working in a Health/Social Care setting
Demonstrable understanding of main issues facing Community Care
Relevant professional qualification in Social Work MHO qualification highly desirable
SSSC Registered
Effective communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to manage change
Effective record keeping skills
Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
Self confidence
Self motivated
Ability to manage own workload
Competent use of IT equipment, software and good keyboard skills
Effective assessment and organisational skills
Finance skills
Ability to negotiate and liaise in relation to care management
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Effective team player
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to work in partnership in a multi-professional way
Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality
Willingness to accept direction/delegation
Must be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service
Ability to reconcile demands/ wishes against needs and financial pressures
Ability to work in an open plan office
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements.

Closing Date: 28 April 2019

Starting Salary: £35,569
36.25 hours per week
£18.87 per hour

For further information contact Gordon Mackenzie 01343 562122

Applications must be made online at

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