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Wandsworth Council - Social Worker - Hospital Discharge

Wandsworth Council - Social Worker - Hospital Discharge

  • Location

    Wandsworth, London

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    Social Care

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    £28 - £30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Wandsworth Department of Adult Social Services is looking for an experienced and committed Social Worker to join The Hospital Social Work Team based within St George's Hospital, Tooting.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new role within a demanding and fast paced but also extremely rewarding field of hospital social work. You will have a lead role in promoting the highest standards of practice for Wandsworth residents, admitted to the acute hospital. Your primary role will be to ensure that service users are discharged safely and timely from hospital, ensuring that assessed needs are met in accordance with The Care Act 2014.

Hospital social work often requires a response to crisis, so the ability to think quickly, calmly and creatively is needed in this area of social work. The successful candidate will also need to be able to prioritise work according to risk and manage competing demands.

Strong working knowledge of The Care Act 2014 is essential, specifically areas relating to hospital discharge. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to work with NHS partners in a multidisciplinary setting, demonstrating commitment to achieving excellent outcomes.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake social care assessments, reviews and support plans. You will need a comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Safeguarding Adults, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and how to apply this legislation in within a hospital setting.

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