Hackney Adults ATM SW1946

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Rolling temp contract
  • Salary: to £38 per hour
  • Reference: SW1946
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SW Locums require the services of a UK experienced Qualified Social Worker with current Social Work England Registration to work as an Assistant Team Manager/Supervisor within Adult Services. You will be responsible for planning and monitoring tasks that enables the successful delivery of the business objectives of your designated team.

You will be responsible for the effective appraisal and supervision of staff to deliver services that will achieve continuous improvement of the Council.

Operational responsibilities

  1. Day to day management of selected staff within Adult Services including allocation of work, performance management and regular supervision.
  2. To ensure there is an effective and appropriate response to any referral received by the Team.  This includes allocation of cases to team members, and the setting of work as a key worker for a limited number of service users, providing casework support for those people with complex needs.
  3. Support the Team Manager in the overall delivery of services and deputise where appropriate.
  4. Promote the Personalisation/ Strengths based agenda and support implementation of Self Directed Support.
  5. Carry out complex assessments, proportionate to need and risk ensuring agreed outcomes are being met.
  6. Prepare written reports and carry out casework recording in accordance with national and departmental standards.
  7. Give appropriate advice on welfare rights as required, referring on for specialist advice as necessary.
  8. Facilitate user choice and control throughout the self-assessment, support planning and review process by promoting independence and applying the principles of personalisation.
  9. Investigate and respond appropriately to complaints.
  10. When appropriate, lead on the investigation and/or chairing of Safeguarding Adults meetings and conferences, including Best Interest Meetings. To maintain current training and development capability around Safeguarding practice but also develop strategic initiatives around safeguarding as required.
  11. Attend multi-disciplinary, locality and management team meetings as necessary.
  12. To support staff to provide information and signposting advice to enable individuals to increase their sense of well being and to access a range of resources that do not require a social care assessment.
  13. Ensure the team has up-to-date information and knowledge of the services offered by other statutory bodies and the Third Sector and that these avenues are explored in detail with the potential service user.
  14. Where appropriate apply eligibility thresholds under the Care Act well bring principles and give information about any likely cost of services as well as giving appropriate advice on welfare rights entitlements and maximisation of income.
  15. To have specialist knowledge of key practice and legislation within Adult services, such as MCA/DOLS/BIA.MHA and Safeguarding. To represent the service in developing key service provision or local strategic initiatives.
  16. Where appropriate, to support staff to present ideas and solutions to service users about alternative ways of achieving desired specified outcomes including, identifying contingency arrangements to cover any unexpected circumstances.
  17. Ensure all documentation is in a format accessible to the individual/s concerned.
  18. Ensure compliance with all procedures relevant legislation, codes of practice and Council policies.

Technical Experience/ Skills/knowledge

  •  Post qualifying experience of working with adults with Long Term Conditions and complex needs.
  • A sound legislative knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act/DOLS and all relevant legislation relating to the provision of services for adult service users with complex needs and long term conditions related to those of a physical, learning, mental health or age related nature. An understanding of Children’s services (Safeguarding and Transitions especially) and how to liaise and make a referral as required.
  • Sound knowledge of Adult Safeguarding with specific reference to The London Multi Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, as well as understanding of the core principles of Making Safeguarding Personal, Risk Enablement and Unwise Decision Making.
  • Ability to work as a full member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing a social work service to individuals and their families in a Think Family way.
  • Ability to contribute to the understanding and assessment of psychological, emotional and socio economic difficulties of individuals and families dealing with long term conditions and complex needs.
  • Ability to liaise with other Adults services teams, and health partners in primary and secondary care.
  • An ability to support staff who are assessing complex needs of individuals, including co-ordinating multi-disciplinary input into assessments.
  • Demonstrable legal literacy that ensures Hackney is represented in a fair, equitable and lawful manner at all times, and staff are supported to conduct their direct work with service users in a legally compliant manner which is transparent and service user led wherever possible.
  • Ability to participate in written and verbal form at a strategic level as advised by senior managers.
  • Ability to convene and chair case conferences and other key stakeholder meetings.
  • Ability to contribute to training courses for staff both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work flexibly across Hackney Services and respond in an agile manner to new initiatives, especially around health and social care integration.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including IT, report writing, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to understand performance management and undertake quality assurance audits as appropriate
  • Experience of ways of promoting and working in an anti-discriminatory manner.
  • Experience of supervising and appraising staff and managing performance.
  • Ability to prioritise and allocate appropriate work to team members.
  • Ability to ensure that services are developed and delivered within Hackneys Equality framework.

At SW Locums you will benefit from:

  • Constant support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • Great rates of pay.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Fastest and accurate payments available.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Access to on-going training opportunities.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £2
    • 50 for bringing your own position to us *
    * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.