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Hammersmith & Fulham Council - Transitions Social Worker

  • Location

    Hammersmith and Fulham, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £35 - £38 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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The role holder will be fairly autonomous but work as part of a team of four Transition Social Workers and as part of a wider Learning Disability Team. They will demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk, striking a balance between support and control, liaising with a wide range of professionals, including at more senior levels.

The role holder will assist individuals, carers and families to develop support plans to meet the outcomes identified, using a strength and asset-based approach and family, friends and community options where appropriate and eligible needs are identified.

They will actively encourage involvement and ownership of the support plan but to take a leadership role where appropriate, and will give clear explanation of the use of Personal Budgets and Direct Payments so that informed decisions can be made.

The role holder will actively promote wellbeing and independence, to enable individuals and carers to retain or regain their skills and confidence and prevent or delay deterioration. They will engage effectively with families to facilitate contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances.

They will ensure that individuals, carers and families have a clear understanding of the NHS Continuing Health Care process and support where required.

They will also ensure compliance with the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation when using advocacy services and carrying out reviews, including mental capacity assessments.

At a more senior level, the role holder will promote and sustain a learning culture and personal professional development through professional reflective supervision and guidance to less experienced Social Workers.

If at a more senior level, they will take the role of Practice Educator (or train as a practice educator) for social work students and the role of ASYE assessor and supervisor for newly qualified social workers in the team. They will also be prepared to train as Approved Mental Capacity Professionals (AMCPs) to support the local authority in meeting its statutory duties in regard to depriving people of their liberty under the Liberty Protection Safeguards Scheme (LPS).

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.