Social Worker – Team Manager Hospitals (Adults)

  • Full time
  • Somerset, UK
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • June 8, 2022
  • Up to £39,571

Social Worker – Team Manager Hospitals (Adults)

Are you seeking advancement in your Health and Social Care career? Could you lead a team while helping to find quick solutions to support people that do not need an acute hospital admission?

We’re looking for an experienced Social Worker or Occupational Therapist who can help support people to remain at home where viable as well as empowering people to remain independent upon their discharge from an acute hospital.

You’ll be based in Yeovil District Hospital or Musgrove Park Hospital.

We offer flexible working options to cover our working hours of 8am until 6pm, 7 days a week.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

You will be:

  • An inspirational leader
  • Have a belief in the view that home is best
  • Good understanding of data and an ability to evidence this in your practice
  • Unafraid to do things differently and in your own creative way!
  • Given the freedom to be innovative
  • Be able to make things happen and work at pace
  • Encouraged to express your ideas
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • Considerable knowledge of Adult Social Care practice

Role Overview

  • Tailoring solutions around individuals needs when they do not need an acute hospital admission by working with them, their families and our health and community partners
  • Proactively supporting timely discharge processes by working with Discharge Liaison Services
  • Maintain pace and focus on the individual and their discharge
  • Utilising discharge to assess services with health and providers on a locality basis so that individuals remain in their own homes wherever possible.
  • Working closely with community, health and the third sector, through the neighbourhood hubs to provide better outcomes for people, develop plans and reduce the need for readmission
  • Using data and patient stories to demonstrate that the service is helping and improving outcomes for all.
  • Under direction from the Locality Manager provide social care challenge to health colleagues regarding decision making, planning and legal requirements.
  • Providing leadership and supervision to social care staff within a health setting.
  • Liaising with key partners to facilitate improved provision of services, team training and recruitment.

About us

“Having the opportunity to positively impact another’s life is a gift. To do this every day, what a life!”

We were one of the first areas to have a fully functioning Intermediate Care model set up during the pandemic and it has just grown from strength to strength!

We help to prevent admissions into the acute hospitals, finding quick solutions for those who do not require admission and to ensure people are discharged from hospital as soon as they are ready to go with the right support under the intermediate care model.

In return, we provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our Social Workers;

  • Generous annual leave and flexible working options
  • Ongoing support from our dedicated Learning & Development team
  • Development opportunities
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Optional pension enhancement through our additional voluntary contribution scheme
  • Employee assistance and support offering a variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
  • A flexible benefits platform including cycle to work and health screening schemes
  • ‘My staff shop’ which offers excellent discounts at a variety of retailers including; cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores and insurance providers
  • Gym discounts
  • Discounted lease car options via salary sacrifice, along with discounts on fuel
  • Generous relocation allowance
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for social care staff

Additional information

All Social Worker interviews will take place virtually over Teams. Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

Got a question about becoming a Locality Lead with Somerset County Council? Feel free to get in touch with Maxine Walton on

In this customer facing role you will need to speak Fluent English.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don’t delay, apply today!

Salary: up to £39,571 per annum

DBS information

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.

Job Overview
  • Salary
    Up to £39,571
  • Job Category
    Public Sector / Local Gov't
  • Disability Confident
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