The London Borough Havering is a great place to work, with a vibrant culture, innovative approach, and we’re just a short train ride from Stratford. Our Adult Social Care Services are pioneers in offering specialist Adult Social Care. We are the first integrated Joint Assessment and Discharge Service which brings together four partner organisations to improve the patients experience and discharge flow within our local Trust.
Grade 7- £34,794 – £38,799 pa
We are looking for experienced Social Workers for the Hospital Joint Assessment and Discharge Service (JAD).
These are full time positions and are available across the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and the London Borough of Havering. We are seeking Social Workers who are assertive, dynamic and exhibit strong leadership skills. You will need to be flexible and have the confidence to engage with experienced ward based multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the best outcomes for adults with health or social needs.
The JAD Service is made up of qualified social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and administrators. The Service brings together teams from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust, North East London Foundation Trust, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and London Borough of Havering. The Service is responsible for the safe and timely discharges of adults with health or social needs in Hospital. The JAD Service operates a seven-day working pattern.
The JAD Service works in partnerships with allied health professionals and our integrated approach means we are best placed to support the complex needs of adults with health and social care needs. Social Workers are expected to complete strengths based assessments under the Care Act 2014. Experience of completing Mental Capacity Assessment is an essential requirement as well as previous experience of multi-disciplinary working.
Each case has to be managed carefully using strong professional judgement and in a proactive and tenacious way in order to take responsibility for efficiently enabling patients discharge.
Social care is vital to the successful and safe discharge of people back to their own home. Supporting people with the right care and information at the right time can help prevent future need, enable independence and promote positive wellbeing that will empower people to live the lives they want to.
You will be well supported through a comprehensive induction and CPD programme. In Havering we offer BIA qualified Social Workers an enhanced salary.
The post is only suitable for experienced social workers so we are not accepting applications from newly qualified social workers.
You will have a professional qualification in Social Work and HCPC registration and your role will be to provide expert guidance and support to ward staff and to manage replace complex discharges with person centred discharges.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note that CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Tuesday 10th September 2019.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Cynthia Odujinrin on 01708 435 000, ext 6458