Salary range: £37,353 - £40,566 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
Exciting social work (2 posts) opportunity to work in the supported Living - commissioning team!
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The commissioning, contracting and market management supported living team provides end-to-end commissioning. This includes the annual statutory review of all individuals in supported accommodation across different service user groups. The social worker posts are to support the wider review function and complete areas of work such as applications to the court of protection (Community DoLs, One-off decision, completion of COP 1/3 etc.) Case management when required whilst liaising with other specialist teams such as the learning disability team and providing support to a team of placement relationship officers.
This team has a review function only and not assessment of needs under the Care Act.
You will be a qualified social worker with experience of supported living services especially for adults with a learning disability. Experience of completing court of protection documents as detailed above is essential, as this will form a large part of the role.
This is a large, lively and dynamic team so the ability to work as part of a team and support other colleagues is required. The team has a varied function overall and the ability to think differently, creatively and get ‘stuck in’ to pieces of work that may not be exactly a social work function is desirable. If you want, commissioning experience this is the team to work in!
A good communicator with a can do attitude who wants to gain different experiences and knowledge in a non-traditional social work team.
Closing date: 11 July 2022 (23:00)
This position is only open to current employees of Brent Council or Temporary Agency Workers currently working in Brent Council. External candidates are not permitted to apply for internal only roles. Forwarding ‘internal only’ roles to external candidates may lead to disciplinary action being taken.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org