Social Worker

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker to join Southwark’s Move On Support Team within the Mental Health Adult Social Care Division. This is an exciting opportunity for an experience Social Worker to be part of an exciting, established and well-functioning team of Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

You will provide comprehensive and holistic person-centred assessments and specialist interventions to enable people to maximise their wellbeing, independence, choice and control regarding their accommodation and support needs.

You will hold a small caseload to continue to develop your practice, and act as a role model and expert practitioner within the team. You will ensure the team’s work retains person centred and strengths based approaches, enhances collaboration with our partner agencies, and that we are meeting our legal obligations. You will build on the team’s ethos of reflective practice, learning and development.

About you:

The post holder is expected to be experienced Social Worker in Mental Health and will be expected to expand their specialist knowledge and skill relating to:
•  Assessment and Support Planning
•  Safeguarding / Risk Assessments
•  Resources and procedures
•  Identification of continuing healthcare and social care needs
•  Identification of mental capacity, Safeguarding, DoLS and complex family issues
•  Identification of motivation to change
•  Sourcing mental health placement and seeking funding from placement and personalisation funding panel
•  The post holder may need to travel outside of London to visit placements

About Southwark:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population. 

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do. 

About the team:

We are the Mental Health Move On Support Team and the team is tasked with assessing, reviewing and supporting people in need of, or already placed in various mental health settings including supported living, residential and nursing care. The team ensures that placements are continuing to meet needs, are recovery focused and there are plans for eventual step down. The team supports and arranges discharge from hospital, secure units, high dependency units and prison. Our focus is supporting people to maximise their independence and choice, enabling them to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives.

Closing date: 22nd July 2024 at 23:59

Interview date: 31st July 2024

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

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Salary: £42,855 - £50,088

Work Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Castlemead Estate 232 Camberwell Road London SE5 0ED

Date Posted: 24/06/2024

Closing Date: 22/07/2024


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Director of Adult Social Care