Adult Services

Help to make sure that, in our communities, older people, disabled and vulnerable residents are safe and able to live their lives with as much independence as possible.

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Expanding, Strengthening, Transforming

At Swindon Borough Council, we are expanding, strengthening and transforming our Adults Services teams to fufil our pledge of ensuring we help people to help themselves, whilst always protecting our most vulnerable residents.

Expanding

We are expanding our Adults Services teams, a reflection of our commitment to providing the best service to our residents & building on our excellent relationships with our partner organisations.

Our Adult Social Care teams comprise of: Older People & Physical Disability, Hospital, Reablement, Safeguarding, Mental Health, Deprivation of Liberty and Best Interest Assessment.

Our expansion includes a number of roles at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, where we have introduced a new working pattern of 5 days out of 7, moving away from the standard 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday approach to promote flexibility and stronger relationships with our NHS colleagues.

We have just recruited a Principal Social Worker, with this role being fundamental to our ongoing investment in the development & professional support of our social work teams.

In addition, we are creating a MASH (multi-agency Safeguarding Hub), with Social Worker and support roles being recruited, working closely with the Police/Health teams.

Our Assessment and Review team has also been increased to meet demand and embed new strength based ways of working with people to achieve better outcomes for all.

Strengthening

We place the individual and their strengths at the centre of everything we do, this is why we have started the implementation of Strength Based Conversations assessments in all our areas

We are improving our technology, with the ECLIPSE data base being transformed to embed strength based tools in the system, making the important date entry requirements more efficient

We promote collaborative decision making right from the beginning, strengthening our working practices with our residents, our colleagues and our partners.

Transforming

We are supporting a cultural change within the communities we serve- to build on a service that works for everyone, which evolves and is continually refined based on learning. Its focus is community led support, encouraging and supporting residents to help them to help themselves, making sure that in our communities, older people, disabled and vulnerable residents are safe and able to live their lives with as much independence as possible.

Our offer to you

  • Career development & support via our recently launched Social Work & Leadership Academy
  • Professional development aligned to the BASW framework
  • Corporate membership of RIPFA
  • Access to online practice guidance from TRiX
  • A supportive & diverse work environment
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts
  • A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme

For current roles within our Adults Services teams please visit: https://jobs.swindon.gov.uk/homepage/job_search/adultservices

Provider services

Alongside our social work services, we also provide good quality and caring service provision in residential care, residential reablement, Learning Disability day services, Short term breaks, Shared Lives and Supported Living.

Reablement Support

It’s so motivating knowing that I am making a difference to the lives of vulnerable residents and enabling them to regain independence – Reablement Worker

Our reablement team are highly experienced, dynamic and progressive.

We are a successful team who have been able to ensure that 75% of our service users have remained independent in their own home without any formal support.

We are also part of a team who were highly commended by the Health Service Journal in June 2018, for improving value in the care of frail older patients. 

Our care services are provided in settings such as our care homes (Fessey House & Whitbourne House) or individual homes, where carers have the opportunity to work with older people, those with different types of disabilities, or those who use mental health services.

We are continually looking for motivated, passionate individuals that have the commitment to make a difference and provide the highest level of support and care for our residents.

All of our teams have a common focus- we are “Proud to Care”.

For further information on Proud to Care, please view the Skills for Care website

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