Social Worker -Adults- disabilities

Location Southwark
Salary £27.00 - £29.50 per hour
Discipline
Social Worker
(4 Yrs+ post Qualified Experience in relevant social work areas)
Job Summary: to provide a social work service to the adults with physical disabilities complex needs client group. Responsible for the implementation and co-ordination of complex assessments, the purchase of agreed packages of care, and the monitoring of service contracts in partnership with neuro rehab teams, Reablement and health professionals. Responsible for autonomous casework and support to the wider social work service e.g. Duty support.

Strong influencing and negotiating skills with clients and other health professionals are essential to successfully work embedded into the neuro rehab service as the only social worker.
Suggested reading about the service: https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/community-neuro-rehabilitation/overview.aspx
Southwark Adult Social Care and NHS Neuro-rehabilitation community services in Southwark are recruiting a specialist social worker role to be embedded into the Neuro- rehabilitation services in Southwark. This role includes overseeing discharges from a bed-based neuro rehab unit in Brixton (Pulross Center) as well as case management and MDM working for service users with neuro conditions and active rehabilitation in the community. Work includes, discharge planning to own home or placements, setting goals for a period of short term Reablement or assessing and support planning for long-term care. Work would usually be expected to be completed within 6 weeks as this is a short term rehab intervention and not a long-term team.