Social Work Assistant

Redbridge, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW3418_1563964578
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-07-24
  • Location: Redbridge, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-22
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We currently have an exciting and rewarding job opportunity opening for a Social Work Assistant to work with Redbridge Council, East London.

Job Purpose:

  • To assist the Redbridge Council and North East London Foundation Trust fulfil its duties and responsibilities in relation to The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberties, Safeguarding and all other appropriate legislation
  • Undertake holistic person centred assessments, support planning and reviews of people with a range of health conditions and their carers, working within a multi-disciplinary framework
  • Undertake the legal and statutory duties of the post as required by the Care Act
  • Provide a person-centred service which focuses on asset based interventions to enable people to optimise and maximise their abilities, by using strengths based approach
  • Assess for minor pieces of equipment and adaptations which will support the person to remain independent
  • Support people to maintain their independence within their homes by utilising support in the local community and the persons personal networks
  • To support and work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure people receive the required health and social care support within the community, are discharged from hospital within agreed timeframes with appropriate support mechanisms in place, prevent hospital admission and pro-actively work with the principles of admission avoidance
  • Use knowledge and skills to develop and advise on rehabilitation plans, promoting choice and independence
  • Ensure safeguarding issues are raised in line with the Councils and Health's policies and procedures
  • Assess and evaluate risk in partnership with service users and carers, where required putting in place appropriate interventions, strategies and contingency plans to mitigate risk and to protect vulnerable adults
  • Manages, plans, prioritises and progress cases of an appropriate level of complexity, seeking support and suggesting resolutions for workload difficulties with due regard to service standards, targets and timescales
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