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Newham Council - Social Worker - Learning Disabilities

Newham Council - Social Worker - Learning Disabilities

  • Location

    Newham, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £32 - £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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  • To act as the key person in case managing a range of service users with learning disabilities and their carers who require additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs and who may need close monitoring or frequent reviews and interventions to minimise and manage risk or where best interest decisions may be required. To provide assistance, guidance and direction to colleagues and assist senior colleagues and managers as required.
  • To lead on and complete holistic assessments and reviews of the social care and general health needs of individuals with learning disabilities by working in line with the Council's 'Promoting Independence' commitment. This will be in partnership with individuals, carers, professional staff in other agencies and service providers to establish arrangements and services that meet their assessed needs and promote independence, choice and control.
  • To be responsible for all aspects of case management including safeguarding and mental capacity assessments.
  • To adhere to the standards of proficiency set by the Health and Care professional Council so that registration can be maintained and learning or development needs are duly accounted for in supervision and appraisals.


  • To have a clear understanding of who the Learning Disabilities Service customers are, listen to their needs and seek clarification where necessary.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that the Promoting Independence Commitment Statement is signed and is personally committed to in order that it is identified as part of the performance framework for this post.
  • To take responsibility for case managing allocations, contacting or visiting people who require assessments or reviews either for their current services or because of safeguarding issues.
  • To demonstrate initiative in prioritising work according to need.
  • To take responsibility for a preventative approach to assessment and care practices and to ensure a personal proactive stance to promote health and wellbeing.
  • To manage a extensive amount of varying service user cases ensuring each is appropriately prioritised and dealt with in an efficient and timely manner.

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