Qualified Social, Adults, Learning Disabilities
Southend council are looking to appoint a permanent full time Learning Disabilities experienced Social Worker.
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and to travel around the city.
Within this exciting new position you will need to have a good understanding and a strong willingness and determination to deliver on the national Learning Disability agenda, which at it’s heart aims to address the evidenced inequalities faced by adults with learning disabilities. This includes STOMP, LeDeR, Transforming Care and Annual Health Checks.
The successful candidate will be required to promote an asset and strengths-based approach to social work practice and will work closely with all partners across Health and Social Care to ensure that there is effective coordination and resolution of risks and other issues that may arise. You will be required to carry out care act assessments, mental capacity assessments, reviews, CoP applications and reviews.
You will be supporting citizens across Southend-on-Sea (including out-of-city cases) with the aim to offer the appropriate support in the right place at the right time. You must be able to understand individual’s strengths, assets and wishes to maximise their potential for independence, recognising the importance of assuming that the individual is best placed to know their own outcomes, goals and wellbeing.
You will undertake assessments to support the individuals, to develop personalised care plans that take account of community assets, informal networks, universal services and other support and provision which reduces dependency.
If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective we want to hear from you.
What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful in this position you need to be SWE registered qualified Social Worker with experience in Adults Social Care. You must have knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, self-directed support, NHS Continuing Healthcare and experience of undertaking safeguarding investigations. As a social worker you will need to have: excellent communication skills, be proficient with using various computer systems and programmes, a good manager of time and be able to work under pressure working experience of knowledge of working with adults and older people, experience of safeguarding, and experience of undertaking Learning Disability assessments
What you’ll get in return
When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 24 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the “Why Work For Us?” tab.
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