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Social Worker Older People & Physical Disabilities S London

Social Worker Older People & Physical Disabilities S London

Posted 1 November by Caritas
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Social Worker | Older People & Physical Disabilities | South London

A Qualified Social Worker with statutory Adults experience urgently required to work in an South London Borough on a temporary basis.

An experienced locum social worker is required to respond to assessments and support planning for Older People & Physically Disabled Adults. The worker will require substantial in working with complex cases involving conflict, preparing court reports, risk management etc

The successful candidate will be required to:-

To work with the person and other professionals as necessary in order to facilitate the stated functions of the OPPD Service. This includes the undertaking of proportionate assessments, ongoing support and proactively working with complex issues, family dynamics, legal issues, crisis, providing information and advice, transferring to another team if required and the provision of ongoing safeguarding. Main duties will be completing reviews, scheduling reviews, converting care plans to support plans and making sure that service users are receiving the support that meets their needs. Responsible to the Team Manager and Senior Practitioner. Provision of a safeguarding function, to assess and investigate risk, mental capacity, DOLS and safeguarding issues ensuring the use of all appropriate resources from Social Care, Health and other voluntary and statutory agencies. To ensure that all related administrative functions are undertaken. To attend case conferences, reviews and represent the Council at Court when this is determined as appropriate.

Main duties will be, undertaking of proportionate assessments, completing reviews of support plans and ensuring that service users are receiving the support that meets their needs. Other tasks include: safeguarding, carer's assessment, proactively working with complex issues, family dynamics, legal issues, crisis intervention, providing information and advice, transferring to another team if required. Responsible to the Team Manager and Senior Practitioner.

Provision of a safeguarding function, to assess and investigate risk, mental capacity, DOLS and safeguarding issues ensuring the use of all appropriate resources from Social Care, Health and other voluntary and statutory agencies. To ensure that all related administrative functions are undertaken. To attend case conferences, reviews and represent the Council at Court when this is determined as appropriate. To: Role: Social Worker in a Community Review Team Service: Older Adults and Physical Disabilities

To complete reviews of services in the community and care-home placements. Other tasks include: safeguarding, carer's assessment, proactively working with complex issues, family dynamics, legal issues, crisis intervention, providing information and advice, transferring to another team if required. Responsible to the Team Manager and Senior Practitioner.

To be considered you must have at least 12 months post qualified experience in a similar role including long term, complex case management.

It is essential that you have a recognised social work qualification and current HCPC registration.

Start date: ASAP

Please apply to be considered or contact Gemma Bridgman at Caritas (extension 3663) to discuss other current vacancies and register for job updates.

Caritas Recruitment are a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers. We supply Qualified Social Work staff to over 150 local authorities, UK wide, on a permanent and temporary (locum/contract) basis.

Working with Caritas Recruitment offers you a number of benefits including:

  • Award winning contractor care service with access to your own specialist, dedicated Consultant
  • Access to every social work job across 180 authorities and private organisations throughout the UK
  • Continuous Professional Development advice and access to training
  • Hot off the press personalised job alerts
  • Free "check your rate service" - Get paid the highest rates
  • Opportunity to earn up to £1,500 in Referral Bonus's per annum
  • Free DBS and compliance service


Caritas Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Required skills

  • care manager
  • public sector
  • social worker
  • local authority
  • Qualified social worker
  • adults safeguarding
  • hospital social worker
  • adults services
  • adults social worker
  • statutory social work
  • older peoples social worker
  • statutory adults services

Reference: 39269321

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