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Merton- Qualified Social Worker- Adults First Response Team

Merton- Qualified Social Worker- Adults First Response Team

  • Location

    Merton, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £30 - £33 per hour

  • Contact:

    James Jackson

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    long term

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Our Client, Merton Social Services, is looking for a Qualified Social Worker to join their Adults First Response Team.

The post is within the Adults First Response Team based here at Civic Centre. I would prefer someone who is a driver and has access to a car as they will be expected to undertake some visits across the borough. PPE is provided. They would be based here at the Civic Centre for the first 2 weeks then if everything is satisfactory we will come to an arrangement about a working from home part of the week but they must be prepared to be office based for Duty at least 1 to 2 days per week. They need to have experience of Care Act assessments, NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments, Safeguarding Adults Enquiries in a community setting and be able to undertake assessment and care management functions including presenting to Outcomes Forum for funding decisions. They need to be able to work at a fast pace as we are a short term team dealing with crisis work and we only hold cases for 4 to 6 weeks ideally.

The team is currently 20 people - Team Manager, Assistant Team Manager, 9 Qualified social workers; 8 Assistant Social Workers plus admin support.

The team is very supportive and we have locums who have been with us for a long time and regular supervision is provided

Key Skills:

Ability to assist in monitoring the work of the Team in order to be able to evaluate practice and to identify unmet need

Ability to create innovative, appropriate packages of care in order to maximise independence whilst minimising risk

Ability to deal sensitively with people who are under stress

Ability to deal with highly sensitive and, possibly, distressing information in a manner which allows for positive risk management but adheres to confidentiality policies.

Ability to identify and manage risk, including positive risk taking. Ability to understand issues involved in the assessment and management of risk

Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Good time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines, especially with reports

You will need to be:

Social work england registered
Eligible to work in the UK
Atleast 2 years post qualifying managerial experience

If you do not have the required experience, you will not be contacted.

Why Choose Remedy?

Competitive pay rates
Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
1st tier agency
Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV