Merton Qualified Social Worker Learning Disability x2 SW0425

  • Temporary
  • Greater London
  • Role: Rolling contract
  • Salary: To £29 Umbrella
  • Reference: SW0245
  • Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a qualified Social Worker who is capable and a working history of working with both children and adults 14 through to 25 potentially – need both children and adults experience and legislation knowledge

The post is a transitions service and post is a Transitions Social Worker.

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic and committed Social Workers to join the Community Integrated Learning Disability Team. The Transitions Post Holder is an essential role because you will be working with young people who are moving from Children’s services into Adult services and supporting them to prepare for adulthood.

You will be responsible for managing a range of cases for young people, supporting them and their families throughout their transition into adulthood. The responsibilities will include joint working with Children’s Services and SEN, developing Transition support plans for young people, undertaking reviews, completing carer’s and adult needs assessments, attending LAC review meetings, carrying out Safeguarding investigations and attending relevant meetings with partner agencies and attending court hearings if required.

There are essential qualities that we look for in our Social Workers. You will need to have the highest professional standards, a strong desire to help others, be emotionally mature and be able to show dignity and respect to people from all minorities. Knowledge of current legislation pertaining to transition of young people is essential and you will need to be willing to contribute to developments.

The Transitions Pathway is currently under review so the post and work will evolve over time, however what will remain unchanged is the necessity to work creatively and empathically with young people and families who use services.

We welcome applications from both Children’s and Adults Social Care in order to progress our shared understanding of effective transition.

We would like to hear from candidates who:

  • Have a relevant professional qualification in Health or Social Care
  • Have previous knowledge and experience of the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities and relevant legislation
  • Can test and determine eligibility criteria for services for people with Learning Disabilities
  • Are able to work positively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team on complex cases and work positively with young people with their families to ensure positive outcomes are achieved as a result of transition into adulthood