Social Worker - Adults- Disabilities

Location Redbridge
Salary £26.00 - £28.50 per hour

Community Health and Social Care, Fairlop Cluster (HASS Fairlop) is an integrated health and social care service.
The Team works with people with varied needs, including people with physical disabilities, dementia, Parkinson's, Autism, ME, MS, Head injuries, Spinal Cord injuries, Learning disabilities, etc., from 18 years to the end of life.
Practitioners' caseloads will reflect the varied needs accordingly.
The candidate will be based at HASS Fairlop - 852 Cranbrook Road Barkingside IG6 1HZ - the working pattern hybrid - a combination of office and home working.
The pay rate is between £28 to £33.
We need candidates with no less than 2 years post-qualifying experience.
The experience and knowledge needed:
1. Experience of, and commitment to, multi¬ disciplinary working and robust understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities.
2. Experience of working successfully under pressure combined with an ability to resolve conflicting deadlines.
3. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of the Care Act 2014, combined with a sound grasp of the importance of appropriate assessment in service delivery.
4. An in-depth Knowledge of key issues and best practice regarding adults with learning disabilities regarding assessment care planning and monitoring.
5. Knowledge of best practices in undertaking carers assessments and providing appropriate support to carers.
Major duties and responsibilities:
1. To assess clients' and carers' needs, using your ability to present ideas relating to the individual needs to include a range of options.
2. To facilitate client independence and empowerment as far as possible by ensuring that the client and carers are kept fully informed of their rights at all stages of a client's assessment and have access to all relevant information.
3. To ensure that individual care plans are responsive to people's needs, including their religious, cultural, and linguistic needs, and the needs of disabled service users.
4. To ensure that users have access to translation and interpretation services and that Braille and signing facilities are made available wherever possible.
5. To maintain a courteous, helpful and polite response to people and ensure that individual needs are recognised and supported.
6. To be sensitive to the dynamics of the client's social and cultural situation and facilitate communication, offer sensitive social work support and an appropriate level of counselling.
7. To attend multidisciplinary case conferences, meetings, and reviews, as appropriate, identify people's needs, recommend appropriate packages of care, and ensure that service users and carers are supported in contributing to meetings.
8. To understand, and commit to, the principles of the Council's Equal Access Policy and an ability to work sensitively in the delivery of service.
9. To liaise and consult with users, carers, colleagues, and a range of statutory and voluntary agencies in compiling information to assess client needs.
10. To respond effectively and sympathetically to any complaints made about services following the appropriate Council complaints procedure.
11. Ensure the health and safety of staff and clients by complying with relevant legislation and guidance issued on safe working practices.
12. To maximise the use of the office automation package provided.
13. To maintain records using database and spreadsheet applications for record-keeping to ensure an excellent social work practice. This will include using the Community Care Information System (CCIS) to input and retrieve data and produce reports.
14. To produce detailed assessment/care plans/reviews/reports as necessary and maintain up-to-date computerised client records of a high standard to ensure good social work practice.
15. To ensure targets are met following the Service work program and produce statistics relating to workload.
16. To participate fully in the development and maintenance of good liaison and co-operation with the local community, community groups, and other agencies and non-statutory organisations.
17. To participate in regular supervision with Senior Practitioners.
18. To participate fully in the council's employee communication system.
19. To attend and participate positively in team meetings as required to promote the development of an integrated response to clients' needs, concentrating on efficiency and effective service.
20. To provide cover for the work of other team members in their absence as required.
21. To keep up to date with local policies and procedures and follow them accurately at all times.
22. To perform all post functions consistent with legislation and within the policies, plans, strategic aims, standards, and guidelines established by the Authority.
23. To act on all cases of harassment following agreed on procedures. To advise and support users suffering harassment.
24. To be smart and presentable in compliance with the current dress code.
25. And any other duties that are appropriate to this area of work and consistent with the post level, as may from time to time.
Financial and Asset Responsibilities:
1. To work towards developing user-centred, outcome-focused quality, and cost-effective packages of care for individuals within defined budgetary limits.
2. To present cases to the Adult Funding Panel for approval of the personal budgets