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.
Deputy Discharge Manager (JAD)
An exciting opportunity for a Deputy Manager within the JAD service has arisen to provide operational support to the JAD workers; to ensure an integrated health and social care discharge service, providing timely, safe and effective discharges from Queen's Hospital, King George Hospital and community hospitals, for residents of Havering and Barking & Dagenham.
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 JAD Service operates a seven-day working pattern.
Your role will be to provide expert guidance and support to JAD Workers, ward staff and to manage complex discharges. You will be expected to provide leadership and direction to a team of social workers and nurses and provide monthly supervision to staff. We guarantee on-going training and professional development within this role.
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.
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. The post will be instrumental in developing and improving pathways for discharging patients. You will need to be able to understand and work productively with a range of organisations, professions, service users and carers, to provide an effective integrated service, with the aim of improving the patient experience, increasing the numbers of people returning home and reducing the length of stay in acute settings.
You will be well supported through a comprehensive induction and CPD programme. In Havering we offer BIA qualified Social Workers an enhanced salary.
The ideal candidate will have experience of managing or supervising Social Workers or social work students as a Practice Educator. You will need knowledge and experience in the application of national policies, strategy and developments relating to Adult Social Care and the impact this has on vulnerable adults and their carers / families. We are also looking for someone with knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and in particular the application of the Act in respect of discharge from hospital. We are seeking a Deputy Manager who can demonstrate sound knowledge of the NHS Continuing Healthcare Framework and who have a keen interest in the discharge process.
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.
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.
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 Barking and Dagenham and 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. We particularly welcome applicants who live in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the Borough of Havering.
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. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Closing date is Sunday 29th September 2019
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Manager Cynthia Odujinrin on 01708435187.