Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
We are recruiting a high-performing Adults Social Worker who is looking to develop their career in an innovative local authority, committed to realising potential.
Our Adults Social Workers provide services across a number of areas including Initial Assessment, Locality and Hospital Teams and a specialist Learning Disability Service.
We currently have a vacancy in our Learning Disability & Autism Team that supports the front end and care management end of Older People and service users with disabilities.
The post holder will support in undertaking statutory Care Act Assessments with Older People, clients with Physical Disabilities and helping to achieve the 28 day performance targets, whilst reducing the waiting time for new referrals. The post holder will also hold long term cases that are complex in nature and may include hoarding, non-engagers, DoLS challenges and court cases (e.g. welfare disputes). The post will include the completion of six week reviews, Mental Capacity Assessments, Continuing Healthcare assessments and progression of Safeguarding cases which are solely allocated to Social Workers amongst the Team.
You will be a qualified, experienced Social Worker looking to progress their career or an accomplished Senior Social Worker, with a wide range of experience working with Older Adults and/or People with Disabilities. You will have developed your skills and knowledge with further post qualifying training and have specific experience with the relevant client group. You will be innovative and creative with a willingness to explore new models of working to improve the outcomes for our service users. Moreover, you will be a highly motivated individual who is able to build strong relationships to deliver the best possible outcomes for vulnerable people. The Social Worker profile describes our career pathway and outlines in detail the qualification and experience levels required for these positions. At Hillingdon there are many ways to develop both personally and professionally with a clear pathway for progression which may include leadership development programmes. You will be given every encouragement to reach your potential.