Social Worker - Hospital Team

Location Camden Town
Salary £26 - £28 per hour
  • To work to the Adult Social Care operational principles in order to provide an excellent assessment, care planning and Social Work service to all users in either a community or hospital setting.
  • To manage and monitor a diverse caseload and organise work activities, taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities, ensuring statutory responsibilities are undertaken.
  • To respond to customer’s needs without delay, identifying and working to tackle obstacles as they arise, even if they are of another agencies making.
  • To undertake assessments under the Care and Mental Capacity Acts.
  • To use discretion to tailor support so that it is proportionate to the customers’ needs and individualised to their circumstances.
  • To use professional judgement to draw up support plans and make representations to budget holder for funding.
  • To act as a key contact point for customers, drawing in support as required.
  • To develop and maintain constructive working relationships with service users, carers, families, colleagues, the public and wider community networks.
  • To deal positively with any tensions created by conflicts of interest or aspiration that may arise between the partners in care, always striving to work in a professional and competent manner.
  • To contribute to an environment of continuous learning, sharing good practice and working with colleagues to address obstacles to progress collaboratively.
  • To document cases accurately but ensure this is proportionate and only includes salient information.
  • To use professional skills to enable individuals and their personal networks to meet their desired outcomes.
  • To undertake risk assessments and develop positive risk management strategies as appropriate, including protection plans for those who require them.
  • To review support plans ensuring the service user is at the centre of the process.
  • To participate in the duty rota.
  • To act as lead Safeguarding Enquiry Officer.