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Wandsworth Council - Enablement Support Worker

  • Location

    Wandsworth, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £15 - £17 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

  • Contact email:

    lorna@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    17

  • Salary low:

    15

  • Job ref:

    LORNA_1583857502

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-09

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Purpose

To support the Senior Occupational Therapist (SOT) with provision of an enablement service, to maximise independence for people with mental health needs in Richmond and Wandsworth.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

To support the SOT and other Accommodation & Projects team members with the implementation of Care and Support plans for people with mental health needs. This will include practically supporting people to achieve their enablement goals, monitoring their progress and feeding this back to the SOT.

To support and advise adults and their carers/ families on how to best manage their condition in the context of their own home, focussing on building resilience and promoting independence

To support adults to develop and maintain their confidence and independent living skills

To provide advice and information on universal services and help build networks

To work with adults with mental health needs or carers to develop and agree Care and Support Plans (including in an emergency) to meet eligible, unmet needs and to contribute to planning reviews. To ensure these plans use Council resources to best effect and that authorisation is provided where necessary

To identify situations where adults are at risk of potential abuse or neglect and to feedback to appropriate team members

To support adults with mental health needs with practical matters, which support them to achieve enablement goals. To share and receive relevant information in relation to adults with appropriate professionals within the organisation or external agencies

To maintain accurate and timely case records, complete reports and to share information appropriately, verbally and in writing.

To participate in supervision, training and team meetings.

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