Social Worker (Weekends) – Transfer of Care

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.

Are you someone who is fair, kind and compassionate and really wants to make a positive impact in people lives?

If yes, we want to hear from you!

Our Transfer of Care Team is seeking a Weekend Social Worker (covering Friday to Tuesday) for our busy team covering King’s College and St. Thomas’ Hospitals.

About the Team

The team provides support for adult service users requiring assessment and provision of services to support safe and timely discharges from the 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, as well as 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 receives Safeguarding referrals from the hospitals and carries out safeguarding enquiries as required.

We pride ourselves on offering regular supervision and support, nurturing individual skills and potential for growth within our team. Exciting opportunities are available to specialise and participate in Best Interest Assessor and Practice Educator courses, enabling you to further develop your skillset.

About the Role

As a Weekend Social Worker, you’ll be at the forefront of our efforts, working from Friday to Tuesday. Your responsibilities will include conducting Care Act Assessments, Mental Capacity Assessments, and promoting strengths based, person centred practice.

You’ll thrive in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment, making key decisions and providing exceptional communication to service users, families and carers.

About You

We’re seeking a resilient, confident and enthusiastic social worker who upholds the highest professional standards. To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be a skilled decision-maker and communicator, with a passion for meeting the needs of the local community.
  • Have excellent report writing skills.
  • Have a strong understanding of safeguarding processes and the ability to work under pressure while problem-solving creatively.
  • Have a degree (or equivalent) in social work, have completed your ASYE year, and be registered with Social Work England.

Contact details

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Nasreen Fisaha via email at Nasreen.Fisaha@southwark.gov.uk

  • Advert close date: 11:59pm on 23/06/2024
  • Shortlisting date/s: week commencing 24/06/2024
  • Interview date/s: week commencing 04/07/2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

•  Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
•  Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
•  If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

 

 

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: 10/06/2024

Closing Date: 23/06/2024

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