Social care assistant role. (one-year fixed term)
Waltham Forest believes that by exploring people's goals and aspirations, their strengths and the strengths of the people around them, we can help individuals to be independent for longer and maintain the connection to their communities.
Waltham Forest is committed to supporting and investing in our workforce.
Our ambition is that everyone in Waltham Forest enjoys a quality life. We have an outstanding leadership structure in place and dedicated staff who keep the Borough’s vulnerable and at-risk population at the heart of everything we do.
SEND Service (Special Education Needs and disability)
The Team sits within the Families Directorate.
The Team are responsible for carrying out planned annual reviews, for the cared for and their carers; as well as completing the work that flows from the review.
We are looking for people to apply who, like us, are committed to focus on the person, their strengths and the network available to them rather than solely assessing people for a service or eligibility. We are looking for practitioners who believe it is important to ensure people have choice and control over their lives and support needs.
What we need from you
As a social care assistant, you will
Engage with individuals, carers, families, groups and communities to assess and intervene, using professional judgment, and develop person-led support plans to meet the needs of individuals that promote choice, control and independence.
Promote wellbeing, be able to identify safeguarding concerns. Be able to use a strength-based approach to assessment to support individuals to identify and develop their support networks and consider positive risk taking to enhance their choice and control in how their care needs are met.
Be responsible for ensuring the delivery of timely, high-quality and legally compliant social care practice to agreed standards.
Please look at the detailed job description attached for more information about the role you are interested in