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Camden- Qualified Social Worker- Adults Learning Disabilities

Camden- Qualified Social Worker- Adults Learning Disabilities

  • Location

    Camden, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £30 - £33 per hour

  • Contact:

    James Jackson

  • Contact email:

    James@remedyeducation.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    33

  • Salary low:

    30

  • Job ref:

    SWJJ-LBCAM-LD_1656606835

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    long term

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-30

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Qualified Social Worker - Learning Disabilities Team - Camden - Up to £33 per hour

The placement is with Camden's Learning Disabilities service. You will undertake assessments for people with learning disabilities, and their carers; assessing the client's needs, risks and capacity, where appropriate You will have the skills to respond appropriately to unexpected events and crisis and have the ability to recognize signs of harm, abuse and neglect and how to manage these issues. You will work to the Adult Social Care operational principles in order to provide high quality and effective social work support, delivering excellent strengths based assessments, interventions, care planning, as appropriate. You will provide back up for our First Contact (duty) service and support and advice to all people making initial contact with the service, or in urgent situations when allocated workers are not available. You will manage a cases load of varying complexity. You will need to organise work activities taking into account the need to prioritize tasks and responsibilities, ensuring statutory responsibilities are undertaken You will undertake interviews, Mental Capacity Act assessments, observations and gather information from adults with learning disabilities, informal networks and other agencies to analyse, summarise and evaluate the information to provide a holistic assessment of needs, balancing risk and protective factors. You will undertake risk assessments of customers and developing positive risk management strategies as appropriate, including protection plans for those who require them. You will monitor and review support plans at regular intervals involving all stakeholders and ensuring the person with a learning disability is at the centre of the process. You will be providing advice and guidance to those making contact and managing new referrals coming in the service, together with our dedicated Access and Support Officer.

Your main responsibilities include:

* Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate supervision, guidance, and support, reflecting the function of the team and the Vulnerable People Service in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation.
* Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings.
* You will be accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, service user involvement, needs led assessment, critical reflection, and analysis to inform this.
* You will identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations. Undertake safeguarding investigations and deliver protective and/or supportive services for individuals at risk and maintain up to date assessments, care plans and reviews.
* You will be preparing statements of need/care and support plans, in consultation with other agencies as appropriate, that reflect the wishes of the individual and lead to the commissioning of personalised packages of care.
* You will undertake direct work with adults and their families in line with care plans.
* You will work co-operatively with both internal and external colleagues across multi - agency boundaries.

Essential requirements:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* 2 years+ post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs.
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

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