Qualified Social Worker, with ASYE £38,364 - £46,041 per annum + £3,000 Market Supplement Role Adult Social Care 18 -24 Learning Disabilities.
About the Role
Newham’s Adult Social Care Directorate is offering Qualified Social Worker’s the opportunity to make real and lasting change for the Borough’s residents, whilst developing their own skills in assessment, support planning and strengths based practice.
Although experience of working within Adult Services will be beneficial, we welcome applicants who have undertaken work in Children and Young People’s services and can evidence their transferable skillset.
As a qualified Social Worker, you will hold a case load where you will implement short – long term interventions, utilising a strengths based approach to ensure that independence and wellbeing is promoted in the community. Social Workers will routinely undertake social care assessments, reviews and support planning, mental capacity assessments, Continuing Health Care decision support tools and safeguarding enquiries when necessary. You will have the opportunity to engage in more complex situations, including making applications to the Court of Protection.
You will be passionate about promoting the independence and quality of life for adults and their families, with a keen interest in promoting independence and wellbeing. You will approach situations in a creative, yet pragmatic, manner by focusing on people’s strengths.
You will have an understanding of completing statutory work as per the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have awareness of other pertinent legislation (Mental Health Act 1983 / 2007, Human Rights Act 1998, Equalities Act 2010). You will appreciate that people’s complex needs are not always best funded by Adult Social Care, and will have an understanding of applying for funding through Continuing Health Care, Funded Nursing Care and other funding pathways.
You will have previous experience and an understanding of working within a diverse community and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are always open to learning, and helping others to learn, so that the people you support benefit from the very best practice. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development and the potential that comes with this. You really want to develop yourself and be the best practitioner you can be.
We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in a strengths based practice drawing on creative and systemic thinking to inform your approach to promoting health, wellbeing and independence in the community.
closing date 10.12.23
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