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To assist the Redbridge Council and North East London Foundation Trust fulfil its duties and responsibilities in relation to The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberties, Safeguarding and all other appropriate legislation. Fundamental to fulfilling the responsibilities of this post is the ability to respond flexibly, positively and successfully to the ever-changing pressures which an integrated Health and Social Care service will face. This Job Description is a guide to the level and range of responsibilities the post holder will be expected to undertake initially. It is neither exhaustive nor inclusive and may be subject to changes in order to meet legislative requirements changing circumstances and business demands of the service. The primary purpose of this role is to: • Support the manager, team and service by providing professional leadership within an integrated service. • Deputise for the team manager as required. • Assist with overall responsibility within the team for assessment, care/support planning and review of people with a range of needs and their carers, working within a multi-disciplinary framework. • Undertake the legal and statutory duties of the post as required by the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and any other relevant legislation. • Provides expert guidance on statutory duties, prepares court reports and attends court and court of protection hearings in order to provide expert evidence when necessary. • Provide expert advice and guidance within the team, specifically in relation to social care issues, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. • Provide and develop specific specialist knowledge relevant to your professional role. • Ensure people receive the required health and social care support within the community, prevent hospital admission and pro-actively work with the principles of admission avoidance. • Support people to maintain their independence within their home and the community by ensuring an asset based approach is used within assessments and support planning • To lead, support and work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure people are discharged from hospital within agreed timeframes and with appropriate support mechanisms in place. • Proactively adhere to promoting and implementing social care and NELFT policy and procedure.
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