Emergency Duty Team Officer

South Gloucestershire Council
30785.00 - 33437.00 GBP Hourly + allowance (pro-rata for p/t)
09 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Emergency Duty Team Officer

Summary of Post

We are excited to recruit to this role within the Emergency Duty Team, which provides an excellent social work service to the Unitary Authorities of South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. This position offers the opportunity to broaden your skillset and experience further. You will work to a rolling rota which includes weekend and night working and 3 weeks off rota in every 10 weeks.

In this role you will have the fantastic opportunity to work within a small team of Senior Practitioners, where you will be prioritising effectively and making sound judgements in a variety of challenging situation. We are looking for an experienced Social Worker who holds an Approved Mental Health Professional qualification. You will be providing an out of hours service through a rota covering overnight, weekends and bank holidays.

This is a limited term contract covering maternity leave starting around the beginning of December for nine months. There may also be other opportunities available within the team.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

  • To perform emergency duties in order to meet statutory responsibilities as prescribed by the 1970 Social Services Act and subsequent legislation as defined by Council policy.
  • To be aware of the Department's service and policy objectives and carry out action consistent with meeting those objectives.
  • To fulfil departmental responsibilities in respect of Mental Health Act 1983, National Assistance Act 1948 and Community Care legislation. Including any such other Legislation or Regulations which may apply, maintaining a good working knowledge of legislation and good practice.
  • To fulfil the department's responsibilities in relation to any person(s) judged to be in need and requiring a service as a matter of urgency.
  • To act as an agent for other agencies as required, e.g. in the area of homelessness and work jointly with other agencies and statutory bodies (e.g. Police, Health etc.) and maintain good working relationships with those agencies.
  • To complete all necessary forms and adhering to departmental procedures and practice. This includes maintaining a log of all calls received, indicating the action taken and ensuring that details of each incident are reported in writing at the end of each duty period. This will need to be reported to the appropriate locality office and in addition, ensure that in urgent situations, information is relayed by telephone during the hand over' period.
  • To consult with the Line Manager or in his/her absence with a Senior Officer, where the normal service cannot resolve the emergency situation.