Qualified Social Worker – Hospital Social Work Team
£33,324 - £40,869 pa plus £3,000 Qualified Social Worker Market Supplement payment.
The London Borough of Newham serves one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse communities in the UK where over 100 different languages are spoken. This makes Newham an exciting and interesting place to work. Newham Adult Social Care provides support to adults and carers, who may, because of the effects of ill health or disability, need support to live safely and independently. Our vision is to support our community to remain independent and resilient. We strive to support our customers to make their own decisions, to feel safe and protected from harm, aspire to good health throughout their lives and make positive choices to maintain and improve their wellbeing. If you share this vision of social work practice, we want to hear from you. To help deliver our vision, we need experienced, self-motivated, innovative and creative social work leaders.
The ASCIDH plays a vital role in the management of complex discharges from hospital settings working with Social Work, OT, Nurses staff and other professionals to provide a holistic and person centred assessment and care management approach. In line with the Delayed transfer of care policy and the 2014 Care Act.
Successful applicants will be expected to hold and manage a varied caseload, the post holder will be required to carry out Care Act assessments, CHC Checklist and DSTs, complete support planning, develop long term support arrangements, undertake Mental Capacity Assessments, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Best Interest Assessments and will be required to undertake reviews for customers both during and post hospital admissions.
As a team of Social Workers and Social Care Officers (in the Integrated Discharge Hub) we provide a frontline service to a wide range of customers over the age of 18 with a spectrum of different social and health care needs, including customers with physical impairment, sensory loss, learning disabilities, older adults and dementia, all of whom have presented to hospital. Successful candidates will ensure that the team analyse risks and facilitate timely discharges from hospital supporting customers and their families to develop innovative and creative strength-based support plans to customers following discharged from hospital.
We are looking for candidates who are registered Social Workers with the Social Work England and possess extensive post qualifying experience within adult social care.
If you think you possess the ability to work collaboratively to achieve the following, we want to hear from you
- Able to undertake timely and effective assessments that evidences a strengths based approach
- Able to undertake timely and effective assessments, support plan and reviews post discharge under the Discharge to Assess (D2A)
- Committed to achieving safe and effective discharges from hospital
- Have good problem solving skills
- Are able to demonstrate your ability to prioritise your workload within a pressurised environment,
- Have excellent skills in identifying and managing risk
- Are dedicated to the building and maintaining effective professional relationships in line with the integration agenda.
You must have excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation in the Care Act, and social work methods, models and theories. You must have the ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals to attain the best possible outcomes. You need to be able to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working with our health colleagues to manage the demands of acute hospital settings.
Newham Council are able to offer you excellent development opportunities. You will receive a competitive salary with an additional £3,000 annual Market Supplement payment for Qualified Social Workers and access to a range of Council staff offers and discounts including subsidised leisure passes. You will also benefit from the provision of regular and accessible supervision, a supportive team and an integrated working environment. You will also have access to an array of professional development opportunities underpinned by an annual performance appraisal scheme linking your learning and development needs.
For more information or an informal discussion please call to Reena Delaney 020 3373 4158, or Felix Nwakamma Team manager on 020 3373 8283
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Closing Date 10.12.21
The London Borough of Newham 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.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.