Specialist Community Disability Service
We have an opportunity for a full-time permanent Social Work post as part of the Specialist Community Disability Service (SCDS). Specifically, we are seeking to recruit Social Workers with experience of working with adults.
Closing Date: 26 January 2020
Interview Date: (TBC)
We are a team which provides a challenging and exciting range of social work services to children, young people and adults with disabilities. This includes the areas of duty and intake, undertaking care planning within a multi-disciplinary context through Care Act Assessment and review, appropriate application of the Mental Capacity Act and application of Deprivation of Liberty/Liberty Protection Safeguards. This includes applications to the Court of Protection in relation to welfare decisions. We also work with individuals as part of the Transforming Care Agenda and the use of the Mental Health Act. SCDS are also involved in supporting children, young people and adults with Direct Payments and Personal Budgets.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a qualified Social Worker
- Be responsible for managing their own caseload autonomously with the support of their supervisor/manager
- Have the skills to work within an integrated multi-agency setting
- Be able to support a service undergoing some exciting changes and developments
- Have experience of supporting other staff and demonstrate an ability and willingness to develop these skills
- Have good knowledge, skills and experience of statutory roles and responsibilities
- Whilst prior experience of working with children, young people or adults with disabilities is not essential it would be an advantage
- Demonstrate a keen interest in developing their knowledge and skills in relation to disabilities
For further information please contact:
Richard Stevenson (Pod Manager 25+) Telephone: 01273 295550
About the role
Brighton & Hove is carrying out an innovative restructure of its services for children and adults with learning disabilities to create a strong, sustainable and ambitious whole life pathway disability service.
The management of children's and adults' (integrated multi-disciplinary) disability services have been merged within our Families, Children and Learning Directorate to form the Specialist Community Disability Service. The two new Heads of Service (one with responsibilities for aged 0-25 and the other for 25+) have responsibility for three social work assessment teams or pods whose functions are differentiated by the ages 0-14, 14-24 and 25+. It is anticipated that this new structure will provide service users with a more positive transition to adulthood.