SW Locums require two Qualified Social Workers with UK Learning Disability Service Experience.
If you wish to use an Umbrella company, SW Locums endorse the use of Fully FCSA Compliant Umbrella companies.
This role is working in the transition team.
Workers will sit within this sub-sect and complete work which is distinct to other workers in separate functions in different parts of the service, currently these are review and Case Management. Due to all functions being Social Work responsibilities there is some over-lap:
– Carers assessments
– Care Act assessments
– Continuing Healthcare Checklist and Decision Support Tools
– Support Planning
– Understand relevant legislation such as the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 DoLS Amendment 2009, MHA 1983 Amendment 2007, Children and families Act 2014, Housing legislations
– Mental Capacity Assessments, Best Interest judgements, and Court of Protection applications
Key tasks attributed specifically to the Transition Social Work roles.
For the purposes of Haringey Learning Disability Partnership, we use the term ‘Transition’ to mean work with service users’ who are aged 16-25 and caseloads of Social Workers working with young people in transition would reflect this. Whilst we do not take on responsibility for cases prior to their 18th birthday, social workers will be required to work with young people and their families prior to this to ensure our assessments of eligibility and guidance through support planning is timely, relevant and accurate. Social workers will be expected to engage with education, employment, accommodation, and other support services required by young person and their families. This will also include contributing to Child Protection procedures, supporting young people being discharged from hospitals.
Transition Social Workers will be expected to have a sound knowledge of:
– Relevant legislation and best practice in relation to Preparing for Adulthood, Family and Children’s Act, Special Educational Needs frameworks
– Engage in Family and Children Services frameworks, such as Child Protection, EHCP reviews, Child in Need reviews
– Contribute to families and young people within the Borough knowing about our service and what we offer: attending Transition Fairs, The Local Offer, leaflets and documents about how Adult Services support people
– Engage closely with SEN, Employment support services, 3rd sector organisations such connected communities and education providers
Transition Social Workers are expected to work with a range of other council departments and external agencies to ensure that there is a co-ordinated person-centred planning process between children’s and adult’s services. These agencies could include:
– Special educational needs department
– Children with Disability Team
– Young people’s service (Leaving Care Team)
– Locality children’s service
– Mainstream adult social care
– Local schools and colleges
– Community Safety Teams
– Others as appropriate
At SW Locums you will benefit from: