Qualified Social Worker(Experienced)Learning Disabilities
Salary range: £35,025 to £38,040
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Learning Disabilities Support Planning team Support Planning & Review Teams works with vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and who have complex health needs, challenging behaviour and mental health.
We are looking for people who can build positive relationships at a number of levels and can bring enthusiasm, creativity and passion to the service.
In this role you will be responsible for social care and joint health assessments, devise appropriate comprehensive support plans and participate in care discussions and multi-disciplinary assessments for customers in line with the Adult Safeguarding policies.
You will need to be passionate about serving our customers, have excellent communication skills and the creativity to find solutions that deliver excellent services our customers deserve.
You will be responsible for assessing the needs of vulnerable adults and their carers. The job will require you to promote service user independence and produce robust outcome focused support plans; identify, manage and support positive risk taking and will require working in partnership with other statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide seamless service.
Have you got knowledge of social policy & relevant legislation, in relation to Adult social and health care improvements -Transformation/Personalisation Agenda?
Do you have experience of working in Social Care Services or similar organisations such as the NHS or Voluntary Sector?
Can you collate information and produce relevant assessments; support and review action plans and other relevant reports?
Can you plan your own work, work under pressure and use of effective methods deadlines?
If you are up for the challenges and rewards that come from delivering dedicated people centred services, focusing on quality outcomes, we would welcome your application.
Closing Date: 1 October 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.