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Social Worker - Learning Disability Services

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001325
  • Published: Fri 03/05/2024, 19:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 19:20 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38,364 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Enfield

Integrated Learning Disabilities Service

We are sourcing candidates from various channels for this role.  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews arranged, on a first come first served basis until all positions are filled which could be prior to the displayed advert closing date.  If you are interested, we would encourage you to apply online as soon as possible.

We are looking for experienced qualified social workers to join the Integrated Learning Disabilities Assessment & Care Management Team. 

The team is part of an integrated health and social care service providing a wide range of support to people with learning disabilities and their carers.

Our integrated team consists of community nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, psychiatrists and an employment service. As a result, we can offer our service users a holistic approach to support.

We are a highly successful service which provides seamless health & social care services to people with learning disabilities and their families/carers.  We are very proud of our many achievements, which include:

- Excellent integrated working across health & social care professions
- Exceptionally low numbers of admissions to residential care with over 85% of people living in settled accommodation
- Well embedded person centred and personalised approaches
- High numbers of direct payments with good outcome focused & person-centred care & support plans
- Award winning transition arrangements
- Excellent track record in avoiding admissions to Assessment & Treatment Units in line with the Transforming Care Programme
- Externally validated high quality safeguarding arrangements
- Commended Court of Protection work

The service is fully committed to working with people with learning disabilities to increase their independence and inclusion and to maximise their control over their lives. We are a forward-thinking team that value social work practice and the role we play in integration. We take pride in our profession and have a monthly social work forum where the team can discuss practices issues, changes in legislation and current research.

We promote the use of Direct Payments so that that the people we work with have the autonomy and flexibility to make their support work in a way that best meets their needs.The successful candidates should:

- Have the skills to work with vulnerable service users and their carers.
- Be committed to the principles of personalisation, strengths-based approach and supporting people to maximise their independence.
- Be creative in developing support plans in conjunction with service users that demonstrates best value and community inclusion.
- Have a knowledge of safeguarding adults’ practice and legislation.
- Possess the skills to hold a complex caseload and work on frontline duty.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities whilst further developing your social work skills and career.  We are a high performing service that continues to go from strength to strength and require commitment and dedication towards our service users, council and team. If you want to be a part of this challenge and of a successful team and think you have the skills and abilities to help us achieve our goals, then we want to hear from you.

Contact Details
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Zinovia Terzaki , Team Manager on 020 8132 2866 or zinovia.terzaki@enfield.gov.uk.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andrea Walkerdine on 020 8132 1022. or andrea.walkerdine@enfield.gov.uk

 “This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.

We are sourcing candidates from various channels for this role.  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews arranged, on a first come first served basis until all positions are filled which could be prior to the displayed advert closing date.  If you are interested, we would encourage you to apply online as soon as possible.

We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles. 
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working,

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001325
  • Published: Fri 03/05/2024, 19:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 19:20 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38,364 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Enfield

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