Learning Disability QSW Job – North London – Local Authority – Competitive Rate – Immediate Start
Your new company
An exciting new opportunity has risen in North London for a large local authority, within the Assessment Teams of Adult Social Services. The adult services are looking to expand their team due to the increase in work load.
Your new role
As the new qualified social worker within the assessment team, the purpose of your role will be to undertake person centred assessments/reviews for Haringey residents, service users and their carers in like with the Care Act 2014. You will work to maximise the independence of those assessment and implement preventative interventions, including working with voluntary and community groups ensuring a strengths-based approach is central to the process.
You will manage and prioritise your workload so that deadlines are adhered to with a focus on high standards of written work, effective interventions and outcomes. You will undertake assessment/reviews in a person centred and holistic manner that has a focus on both the individuals strengths and preventative options that enable us to maximise the independence of the individual. You will also assess, review and provide support to the carers/family.
Within the assessment team, you will need to ensure that all assessments/reviews are in line with the Mental Capacity Act and that workers make judgements on where a service user may have a significant difficulty engaging in the process. In such instances, you will ensure they have the suitable advocacy support. You will use the assessment process to make sure that the outcomes for services users are achieved and hold providers accountable for making sure the outcomes are met.
In your new role, you will need to understand the Haringey Safeguarding Process and the safeguarding statutory guidance as set out in the Care Act 2014 and ensure that any identified safeguarding concerns are raised appropriately and in a timely manner with a focus on making safeguarding personnel aware.
What you’ll need to succeed
In order to be a successful candidate for this role, you will need:
– Degree in Social Work
– A working knowledge of health and social frameworks
– Post Qualification Experience
– Strong written work
– Strong organisational skills and time management
What you’ll get in return
The opportunity to work alongside Hays who will supply you with your own personal recruitment consultant who specialises in your field of work. A full time, contract role paying a competitive rate. You will receive support throughout your employment and a full time work pattern.
What you need to do now
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