Waltham Forest Social Worker Adults Transition SW7996

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Ongoing
  • Salary: to £35 per hour
  • Reference: SW7996
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SW Locums require a UK experienced Social Worker to work within Transition Support Service, Community Services in Waltham Forest. Transition social worker to work in a 0-25 Service Team. must have Learning Disability experience.

To work across the boundaries of Children’s and Adult Services to enable a joined up approach to the management of transition planning and in supporting young people with disabilities to develop their maximum potential.

You must hold right to work in the UK and registration with Social Work England.

Your role:

  • To develop transition planning for young people who are eligible for services and support from Adult Health and Social Care services.
  • To ensure that there are effective arrangements in place which support a smooth transition for young people with disabilities from Children’s Services to Adult Health and Social Care provision.
  • To provide the highest standard of care and commitment to supporting young people with disabilities in ensuring that as a transition service we are contributing to the outcomes set in ‘The Care Act’, ‘The Children & Families Act’ and related Guidance.


  • To plan and manage the transition of young people with disabilities within the age range of 14-25 years who meet eligibility criteria for transition planning and support.
  • To undertake relevant statutory assessments; to assess need and eligibility for service provision to Adult Health and Social Care provision.
  • To co-ordinate other assessments with health and social care professionals as required to support understanding of needs of the young person.
  • To work in a multi-agency context, sharing information, joint assessments and care planning to provide an holistic understanding of need and provision of services.
  • To ensure compliance with Safeguarding procedures. To work within the duty system, and lead on relevant investigation/meetings.
  • To facilitate and take the lead for the young person’s 16+ Transition Planning Meeting (on allocated cases) and to take responsibility for agreed action plans to be followed up.
  • To participate in LAC reviews from the young person’s 16th birthday and to use these reviews to incorporate transition planning into the process and to follow up any agreed decisions from these reviews.
  • To participate in Education Reviews from the young person’s 16th birthday at the in-borough special schools (on allocated cases) and to use reviews to incorporate transition planning involving the young person, parent/carers.
  • To work in partnership with independent and voluntary agencies to provide support in the transition process including their role in undertaking Person-Centred Plans.
  • To develop transition plans that are appropriate to the cultural and ethnic needs of young people with disabilities.
  • To prepare and maintain correspondence, reports, case recording, and other records in accordance with departmental and professional standards.
  • To present cases to ILDP Panel when a young person has reached 17 to get a decision in principle on future needs / funding (and to follow this up to a return to panel with updates approximately 3 months prior to the service user’s 18th
  • To signpost and refer on to appropriate service when an initial assessment is indicating that the young person will not meet the criteria for accessing services from learning disability, physical and sensory impairment services or adult mental health services.
  • To contribute ideas to the further development of the Transition team and keep updates on legislation and guidance to support best practice.
  • To contribute to the strategic development of the learning disabilities services, physical and sensory impairment services and mental health services.
  • To liaise and develop effective working relationships across the multi-disciplinary team at ILDP.
  • To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade of the post.
  • To carry out any other duties as reasonably designated by the Head of Service, which fall into the remit of the post and which reflect the evolving nature of the service and its requirements.
  • To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as agreed by the line manager.
  • To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder.
  • The post holder is expected to be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way they carry out their duties.
  • Ensure all the services within the area(s) of responsibility are provided in accordance with the Council’s commitment to high quality service provision to users.
  • Ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • At all times carrying out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council’s Dignity for all Policy. (Equal Opportunities Policy).

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 £250 for bringing your own position to us *

* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.