Team Manager Social Work -Disabilities

Location Southwark
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
This Social Worker Deputy Team Manager role is based in Southwark's Assessment & Intake Team. This team provides an initial assessment function for the Older Persons and Physical Disability Service. The team works carries out short term pieces of work – up to 6 weeks.
The team’s core aims are:
1. To complete proportionate and strengths-based initial assessments to determine Care Act eligibility and signpost or provide services to mitigate risks
2. To provide an urgent response function for the front door – i.e. urgent requests for respite, residential/nursing home placement, equipment and moving and handling assessments.
3. To undertake urgent reassessments and unscheduled reviews for existing service users who present with a change in need, unless the review is due imminently
4. To complete safeguarding concerns and provide a timely assessment of risk and an effective and responsive safeguarding service to support people experiencing or are at risk of experiencing neglect or abuse