Social Worker First contact team

Location Redbridge
Salary £27 - £28 per hour
We undertake adult and carers conversations using a strengths and asset based model of working we call ‘People Matter’ and we work closely with other statutory and voluntary agencies to fulfil our duties under The Care Act 2014.

A conversation will help us identify a person’s strengths, networks and outcomes, and we use initiative in learning about the services within our Borough to provide information and advice, and link people to support within their community.

We utilise preventative measures to delay long term need where possible; providing equipment, referring to the voluntary sector and liaising with stakeholders to achieve best outcomes for our residents. We offer an urgent assessment function to our residents, which enables us to identify and reduce risks, respond to crisis and provide quick intervention where necessary to those most vulnerable in the community.

We are looking for a highly motivated Social Worker to join our vibrant team who has experience in complex decision making, safeguarding and risk assessment and is able to manage a varied caseload. Where long term needs might be identified, people may be transferred to a locality team to provide ongoing support and service