Role Purpose - Hospital Social work Team - Senior Practitioner
About Tower Hamlets – The Best of London in one borough!
Tower Hamlets is one of the UK's most culturally vibrant and diverse areas, at the heart of London's East End. Our vision is that local communities will be independent, strong and vibrant.
We want you to be part of the future that we are creating, and to help us make a difference. We have a senior practitioner social work role available within the Hospital Social work Team. We are proud of our values because they demonstrate how we work and interact with customers, partners and colleagues on a day-to-day basis.
We have five core values:
- Together - We work TOGETHER across boundaries and with partners to achieve the best outcomes for Tower Hamlets
- Open and honest - We are OPEN and transparent
- Willing - We are WILLING to challenge, innovate and be accountable
- Excellence - We empower each other to be EXCELLENT and go the extra mile
- Respect - We RESPECT all communities; they are the heart of everything we do
As a senior practitioner, you will have experience of working in a busy hospital setting supervising social care staff and will implement a high standard of professional social work practice. Your role will include overseeing practice including the care and support process, decision-making regarding eligibility and safeguarding.
You will support the Team Manager in ensuring the operational effectiveness of the team, allocating and prioritising workloads, supervising the correct recording and throughput of cases and taking responsibility for ensuring all cases are safely managed.
You will be committed to leading a team that delivers a strength-based model of practice that empowers adults with care and support needs. You’ll share our values and vision for increasing independence, wellbeing and for collaborative working with our internal and external partners.
In addition to our staff team, you will be working with our health partners in the Integrated Discharge Hub and other hospital professionals to collaboratively work to ensure efficient, effective and Safe Patient discharges from hospital. You will also attend governance meetings as part of the management team.
Your role within the Social Care workforce will enable you to play an important part in ensuring operation communication with our local and internal social care teams.
This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External
If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees
All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers