Ensure people leaving hospital come home to the right support.
In Kensington and Chelsea, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived wards. Our challenges have become particularly acute during the pandemic but, by sharing facilities and expertise in a tri-borough agreement with Westminster City Council and Hammersmith & Fulham, we have sustained joined-up health and social care services that put residents at their heart. We support people’s independence and wellbeing and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. Ensuring safe and timely discharge from hospital is central to our approach, and so we maintain a social work presence seven days a week.
In this frontline role, you will join a multidisciplinary hospital-based team to provide continuity of service at weekends. Working on hospital discharges across all three boroughs, you will support disabled and older people in making personalised discharge plans that take account of their current and future needs. You will go on to ensure the delivery of integrated health and social care for each service user, including the co-ordination of safeguarding work. This means building strong multi-agency relationships and working collaboratively to deliver personalised care.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
Flexible yet thorough in your approach, you will be ready to work with other professionals in a fast-moving hospital setting. This is an ideal opportunity for someone returning to work after a career break, wishing to develop their skills and newly qualified into Social Work. As a qualified, registered and experienced social worker, you’ll have a good understanding of personalisation and self-directed support, as well as relevant social care legislation, including safeguarding. You’ll need to be tenacious, creative and good at solving problems to ensure every service user gets the support they need. An excellent communicator, you’ll also have sound IT skills, including knowledge of electronic case management systems. The ability to work at weekends is, of course, essential.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
Please note that there is the opportunity to work an additional day per week ideally a Monday or a Friday in addition to the weekend days. Also, if you able to work just one day during the weekend we would like to hear from you.
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We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
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Interview date: 5th September 2022