Make a Difference Within Adult Social Care
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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hospital Discharge Team (HDT) for an experienced Social Worker who is registered with the HCPC.
Brent Hospital Discharge team is responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge of Brent residents from all acute hospitals and works closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary teams from major hospitals for example Northwick Park, Central Middlesex, Royal Free and the Imperial hospitals.
We are looking for an experienced Social Worker with excellent communication skills, experience in carrying out Care Act assessments and creative support planning within the context of facilitating hospital discharges. The successful candidate will be able to manage complex cases in a timely manner to facilitate safe discharges for vulnerable adults.
This role will offer you the opportunity to develop working within a multi-disciplinary setting. You will have supportive managers and you will work within a dedicated team of colleagues with good knowledge of the hospital discharge process.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Substantial experience of working in partnership and within a multi-disciplinary setting, within Adults Social Care and or Hospital Discharge.
- Managing well under pressure with ability to respond to urgent referrals.
- Skills in multitasking, prioritisation, workload management and time management.
- Will have experience with working with social care legislation and undertaking relevant assessments.
- Be passionate about working with vulnerable adults and providing an excellent service
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 disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants 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.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced - Adults Barred’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.