Social Worker - transitions team

Location North West London
Salary £28 - £30 per hour
To provide timely and responsive assessments, re-assessments and/or reviews delivering personalised care to support users and carers, encouraging maximum independence and safety.
To provide Case Management, EHCP’s, Health Action Planning and Person Centred Planning.
To participate in Continuing Health Care (CHC) Assessments where appropriate.
To work as part of the Transition Service and with the Children with Disabilities Team.
To be part-time based with the Children with Disabilities Team and hold complex cases, such as Looked After Children, child protection cases (supervision for Looked after Children, child protection cases will be provided by the Manager of the Children with Disabilities Team).
To assess, according to the agreed eligibility criteria and organise the equipment, adaptations and services required in a safe, timely and effective manner.
To develop an understanding of a variety of methods of overcoming and managing problems of daily living (using alternative techniques, arranging equipment, equipment trials, minor adaptations, home care services, re-ablement, direct payments) and be able to advise (and as relevant demonstrate to) clients, relatives and carers on their application, suitability and safe usage.
To participate in the Community Learning Disability Team’s duty service.
To liaise effectively and work in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations and any other relevant agencies.
To involve users and carers in the monitoring and evaluation of the service.
To recognise when there is a need for either the input of, or a case referral to an appropriately qualified health professional.
To be conversant and act in accordance with:
o Relevant legislation (e.g. Care Act 2014, Data Protection Act 2018, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Children Act 1989, The Children and Families Act 2014)
o RBKC and ASC policies and procedures (e.g. Safeguarding, Case Recording, Case File Management, Data Recording Requirements, Health and Safety, Lone Working)
o Local and National Change Initiatives (e.g. Personalisation Programme)
Develop and maintain a strong awareness of service activity including keeping up to date with the Practitioner Guideline and Adult Social Care content on the RBKC website.
To participate in team and service developments (representing the service as requested) disseminating information, sharing knowledge and inducting new staff, students and visitors.
To accept responsibility for own supervision needs setting up regular meetings and informing the relevant manager of all matters of an urgent or complex nature, development needs, and methods of meeting those development needs.
To carry out the responsibilities of the job with due regard to equal opportunities, confidentiality and departmental standards.
To undertake any other tasks and responsibilities as required to deliver the Council’s Social Services responsibilities and those appropriate to the post.
All staff are expected to carry out their job in compliance with the Council’s Constitution. This means being familiar with the policies and procedures relevant to the job and asking for information and advice if you are unsure of the correct course of action. The Council’s Constitution is published on the Internet.
The duties and responsibilities outlined in this job profile are indicative of the role. However, they are not exhaustive and may be subject to change. In addition, you will be required to undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your manager.