Social Worker - Adults - Under 6 Years Qualified (PO3)

  • Job Reference: 7235000007178069
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Category: Health Care

Location: Islington Islington United Kingdom

  • To provide a person centred service to adults with global learning disabilities and their family carers, within a multi-disciplinary health and social care service. To conduct assessments and reviews that are proportionate to need. To identify risks to the individual and respond appropriately, ensuring any safeguarding issues are addressed. To enable people to identify appropriate outcomes, which will meet their needs and aspirations and work with them to achieve these, through an agreed support plan. To operate within current legislation and an agreed performance management and budgetary framework

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Strategic responsibilities

  • To help develop and implement strategies for the delivery of personalization, self-directed support and well being.To be aware of the latest developments, thinking and innovation in adult social care and provision to people with learning disabilities.
Resource Management and Planning

  • To optimize opportunities for service users/carers to seek out alternative solutions to Council funded care.
  • To maintain accurate and comprehensive records and ensure that service users have the required information about their assessed need and agreed support plan.
  • To have a sound knowledge of performance indicators, targets and standards and to perform to a high standard within a challenging performance management culture.

Operational responsibilities

  • To facilitate user choice and control through strength-based assessments, support planning and review process by promoting independence and wellbeing and applying the principles of personalisation.
  • To apply eligibility criteria and give information about any likely cost of services as well, as giving appropriate advice on welfare rights entitlements and maximisation of income.
  • To enable service users to identify outcomes and undertake support planning. Where appropriate, present ideas and solutions as to how aspirations could be achieved including identifying contingency arrangements to cover any unexpected circumstances.
  • To work with service users to document support plans and collate any additional reports, which represent service user/carer needs and aspirations and records identified risks.
  • To facilitate validation of support plans and record unmet need.
  • To carry out a review of the support plan, proportionate to need and risk ensuring agreed outcomes are being me
  • Care co-ordination and joint working To refer on to other health, mental health or social care services e.g. Sensory Team, Children and Families, District Nursing and work in partnership where this is required.
Performance and Legislation
  • To keep up to date and act in accordance with good practice, current legislation and Council and Primary Care Trust Policy including Health and Safety, Manual Handling, Data Protection Act, The Care Act 2014, Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Health Act amendments 2007, Mental Capacity Act 2015 and other relevant legislation and guidance.


  • Experience of working with adults with global learning disabilities or similar field involved in assessment of needs, care/support planning and case management.
  • Experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds and communities and from inner city environments.
  • A working knowledge of relevant legislation relating to the provision of services for adult client groups, including people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health problems and older people.
  • Ability to chair and attend reviews and other meetings.
  • Ability to carry out safeguarding enquiries under the Care Act, keeping safeguarding personal, carrying out risk assessments and coordinating, implementing and reviewing protection plans.
  • Ability to undertake support planning, taking into account eligibility criteria and cost guidance, and to negotiate packages of care with LBI and independent sector providers to meet assessed care needs.
  • Ability to facilitate strength-based assessments and record key information which represents user needs and to carry out Care Act assessments including co-ordinating multi-disciplinary input.