Social Worker (Weekends) Transfer of Care

Southwark Transfer of Care (Hospital Discharge) Team South are seeking a Weekend Social Worker covering Friday to Tuesday for our busy team covering Kings College and St Thomas’ Hospitals. The team provides support for adult service users requiring assessment and provision of services to support safe and timely discharges from hospital.

Our social workers work closely with the hospitals multi-disciplinary teams to undertake a range of activities to facilitate discharges within the Discharge to Assess framework, including assessing for and arranging nursing and residential placements and generic packages of care. 

The team works with a high number of service users with cognitive impairments, therefore social workers regularly complete Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest Meetings / decisions, the team also receive Safeguarding referrals from the hospitals and carryout safeguarding enquiries as required.

About you:

You will be a qualified social worker with good knowledge, and preferably experience, of working in a Hospital Social Care setting, including undertaking person-centred assessments of adults and their families and carers. You will be based in the Transfer of Care (Hospital Discharge) Team, this means you’ll be fully up to speed with relevant legislation and the principles of self-directed support.

Throughout your time at Southwark you will be constantly learning. You will be challenged by your work, encouraged to try new approaches and supported to maximise your potential. We will invest in providing the resources you need to develop professionally, through a combination of informal on-the-job and formal development programmes.

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.



Closing Date: 8th April 2024 at 23:59
Interview and Assessment Date: 24th April 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: Multiple Locations

Date Posted: 06/03/2024

Closing Date: 08/04/2024


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Director of Adult Social Care