SW Locums need a Qualified Social Worker with extensive Adults experience to work in the Kingston Community Learning Disability Team. The Transition Social Worker will be part of adult social care, as well as work closely with colleagues in children social care, education, health, schools, colleges, key internal teams and external agencies.
The role of the Transition Social Worker is to work specifically with young people who are transitioning from Children’s to Adult Services. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to ensure young people with learning disabilities achieve the best possible outcomes.
The Team is a very friendly, motivated and dedicated team of social care staff.
The team undertakes care management and safeguarding responsibilities in line with the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other adult social care statutory duties.
They work closely with a multi-disciplinary health team including Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Behaviour Analysts to support adults with Learning Disabilities and associated complex needs.
The team provides a transition service by working closely with children social care and Special Education Needs in line with the Children and Families Act 2014 to support young people who would be eligible for adult social care to have a smooth transfer to adult service.
They support adults and their carers’ in a person-centred way to assess their needs and create effective outcome-focused support plans.
The ideal practitioner will have an understanding of the challenges young people with learning disabilities and their families may face when moving across.
You would be a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England and have some experience of working with people with a learning disability.
You must have excellent communication skills, sound knowledge of relevant legislation and the ability to form and maintain effective working relationships with people.
Previous experience of transition work would be an advantage.
At SW Locums you will benefit from: