We are looking to recruit a Qualified Social Worker - Adults Team within the Social Care industry in Westminster. The successful candidate will be working in a well-structured, organised team who are growing their social worker staffing levels. The Qualified Social Worker will be taken on a Permanent basis.
- To conduct holistic assessments using relevant tools, treating each person as an individual and respecting their views and wishes.
- To give individuals clear information about their rights and responsibilities and to work with them to agree a support plan with measurable outcomes that maximises their independence.
- To assist individuals to complete a self-assessment and to make an informed choice about the services they require building on the individual's strengths and abilities to maximise independence and promote wellbeing.
- To arrange assessments of service users' finances.
- 6To undertake a comprehensive risk assessment which enables individuals to identify and manage potential and actual risks to themselves or others.
- To incorporate the risk assessment in the support plan and take necessary steps to minimise risk to (or from) individuals. The plan should reflect the person's capacity to make decisions and acknowledge that they have the right to take risks.
- To undertake Safeguarding Adults Investigations and to act on any concern of abuse of a vulnerable adult, whether s/he is your allocated service user and to report this in accordance with the Westminster's Safeguarding Adults policy.
- To ensure that their practise, and that of their team members, is underpinned by the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act and reflects best practice in applying Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
- To carry out mental capacity assessments and best interests' meetings and act as a decision maker under the Mental Capacity Act as needed.
- To maintain and update their knowledge of specialist services and universal services and opportunities in the community.
- To support the individual's right to exercise control over services by telling them the cost of different options so that they can make an informed choice.
- To manage a caseload of people who have complex needs and to ensure that this is regularly reviewed in partnership with individuals and their careers.
- To undertake and record assessments of carers' needs and to work in partnership with them to ensure that they benefit from support and advice. The complex relationships that may exist between individuals and their carers should be acknowledged and addressed in a sensitive way.
- To refer to Reablement to ensure that the individual has opportunities to achieve optimum level of independence.
- To make arrangements for placement into Extra Care Housing, Residential or Nursing Care in exceptional circumstances and with agreement of line manager.
- To carry out the role of Duty Care Manager as required.
- To prescribe appropriate equipment, assistive technology & minor adaptations and educate service users and carers in the safe use of this equipment, following the Westminster Integrated Community Equipment Store Procedures, in order to maximise the person's independence.
- To negotiate the delivery of service with providers, paying due regard to all statutory responsibilities and the need to make best use of available resources.
- To maintain timely, clear and accurate electronic and paper records and to comply with Departmental Policies and Procedures.
- To work with members of the multi-disciplinary team to determine and co-ordinate health and social care needs.
- To work with the PCT, voluntary sector, service providers etc. to maximise the range of community services and options from which the service user may choose.
- To assist in the supervision of students from professional courses on placement.
- To contribute to the Equalities Action Plan for Adults Services and promote inclusion and valuing of diversity in your work.
- To review service users in residential and nursing home placement as well as in the community, as required.
- To carry out any other duties at an equivalent level as directed by the Senior Care Manager, Team Manager or Service Manager. To work in any part of the adult's division as required.
- Post qualifying experience of working as a Qualified Social Worker - Generic Adults Team within the UK Social Care industry.
- Well-structured organised team, growing their social worker staffing levels.
- Social Work England
- 1-2 years post qualifying experience within the UK Social Care industry
- Enhanced DBS/CRB (we can obtain for you)
- Eligibility to work in the UK
Benefits of working with Ackerman Pierce:
- Your own personal consultant
- Access to a variety of Social Care jobs Nationwide
- DBS and Compliance Service
- Quick and Easy Registration Process
- Access to CPD
- Guaranteed weekly payment
To discuss this Qualified Social Worker vacancy or any similar vacancies we currently have available in London, please email your updated CV to us or contact Nicole Stewart for more information.
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