Social Work Assistant
Ref: CYG34853

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Wast Hills, B38 9ET
£13.54 per hour
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 16 February 2024

We are looking for a Social Work Assistant to join our team at Cygnet Wast Hills.

Cygnet Wast Hills has recently undergone extensive refurbishment to improve the environment for the individuals we support and allow them more opportunities to progress through their care pathway towards greater independence.

Your Day-to-Day…

  • Supporting individual living with Learning disabilities and Autism.
  • Passionate about ensuring people have choice and control over their own support needs and focus on the person, their strengths and networks.
  • Contribute to MDT assessments for defined areas of support plans.
  • Support individual assessments (including risk assessments of both service user and family/carer.
  • Support Community Social workers to facilitate assessments, to help support the wider team to establish clear, relevant, proportionate, cost effective and appropriate options for the individual.
  • Support people to take an active role in the community by accessing local facilities and wider community resources in the spirit of social inclusion.
  • Support the development of person centred planning, ensuring each individual’s plan has meaningful and achievable goals.
  • Support people to develop and expand social networks and friendships.
  • Contribute to/attend reviews and multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Develop positive relationships with family and carers.
  • Support the Family Liaison officer in maintaining family contact, assisting to maintain the welfare of individuals and their family/carers.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders where required in providing relevant updates on individual’s well-being.
  • Liaising with families, community Social workers, care coordinators and other key stakeholders to ensure individuals are receiving their finances as appropriate and other relevant care support.
  • Ensure individual’s access to healthcare including dentist, opticians, chiropody and escalate any unmet health needs in a timely manner.
  • Take a safeguarding lead role. This may include completing safeguarding referrals and/or CQC notifications as appropriate or when delegated by Hospital Manager. 
  • Work in line with the company’s Adult Protection and Prevention of Abuse Policy and Whistle Blowing Policy to ensure that people are kept safe at all times.
  • Working a varied shift pattern to also cover weekends and/or night shifts.
  • Ensure risk assessments are actioned as necessary, in line with policies and procedures.
  • To be flexible and responsive at all times to meet the changing needs of the service and the service users.
  • Must be actively working towards registering as a social worker.
  • Supporting capacity assessments and best interest meetings.

You are…

An experienced Social Work assistant that has worked within a social work team, has a degree/diploma in social work and has worked with vulnerable adults or children.


  • At least two years’ experience at Senior Nurse Level
  • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits & demonstrate integrity in your role
  • A good understanding of the latest nursing practices
  • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage & reduce risk
  • Compassion, resilience & a dedication to empower & support service user independence


  • The ability to deputise in a Manager role
  • An interest in leadership, research & assessment

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Expert supervision & support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Free Health Cash plan
  • 24 hours free GP support line
  • Free life assurance cover
  • Free eye tests
  • Car lease discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free mortgage broker and Insurance cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee NHS - discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

Ready to make a positive change? Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below or send your CV to

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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