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Social Worker

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/285424
  • Published: Wed 26/06/2024, 9:17 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £42,855 - £50,088
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

The role

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker to join Southwark’s Move On Support Team within the Mental Health Adult Social Care Division. This is an exciting opportunity for an experience Social Worker to be part of an exciting, established and well-functioning team of Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

You will provide comprehensive and holistic person-centred assessments and specialist interventions to enable people to maximise their wellbeing, independence, choice and control regarding their accommodation and support needs.

You will assess and review people in residential, nursing care or other placements in order to set goals and formulate intervention plans and this will include the use of appropriate assessment and intervention tools that support best practice and capture the physical, mental health and social care needs of service users and carers. You will hold a small caseload to continue to develop your practice, and act as a role model and expert practitioner within the team.

About you:

The post holder is expected to be experienced Social Worker in Mental Health and will be expected to expand their specialist knowledge and skill relating to:

  • Assessment and Support Planning
  • Safeguarding / Risk Assessments
  • Resources and procedures
  • Identification of continuing healthcare and social care needs
  • Identification of mental capacity, Safeguarding, DoLS and complex family issues
  • Identification of motivation to change
  • Sourcing mental health placement and seeking funding from placement and personalisation funding panel
  • The post holder may need to travel outside of London to visit placements

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.

About the team:

We are the Mental Health Move On Support Team and the team is tasked with assessing, reviewing and supporting people in need of, or already placed in various mental health settings including supported living, residential and nursing care. The team ensures that placements are continuing to meet needs, are recovery focused and there are plans for eventual step down. The team supports and arranges discharge from hospital, secure units, high dependency units and prison. Our focus is supporting people to maximise their independence and choice, enabling them to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives.

Additional details

Current registration with Social Work England and a recognised social work qualification is essential.

Please note a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at enhanced level.

Eligibility to work in the UK is essential.

Benefits and more information:

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members. You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

For more information about social work in Southwark’s Adult Social Care please visit https://www.southwarkadultsocialcarejobs.co.uk/career-pathway/social-worker/

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.

Recruitment timetable

  • Closing date: 22 July 2024 at 23:59.
  • Interview date: 31 July 2024.

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.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/285424
  • Published: Wed 26/06/2024, 9:17 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £42,855 - £50,088
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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