Social Worker - Transitions

Location Merton
Salary £21 - £23 per hour
Discipline
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Community Learning Disabilities Team to join the Transitions service as a Transitions Social Worker.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Social Worker to join the Community Integrated Learning Disability Team.

The Transitions Post Holder is an essential role because you will be working with young people who are moving from Children's services into Adult services and supporting them to prepare for adulthood.

You will be responsible for managing a range of cases for young people, supporting them and their families throughout their transition into adulthood.

The responsibilities will include joint working with Children’s Services and SEN, developing Transition support plans for young people, undertaking reviews, completing carer's and adult needs assessments, attending LAC review meetings, carrying out Safeguarding investigations and attending relevant meetings with partner agencies and attending court hearings if required.

There are essential qualities that we look for in our Social Workers. You will need to have the highest professional standards, a strong desire to help others, be emotionally mature and be able to show dignity and respect to people from all minorities. Knowledge of current legislation pertaining to transition of young people is essential and you will need to be willing to contribute to developments.

The Transitions Pathway is currently under review so the post and work will evolve over time, however what will remain unchanged is the necessity to work creatively and empathically with young people and families who use services.

We welcome applications from both Children's and Adults Social Care in order to progress our shared understanding of effective transition.