Social Worker (Transition Service)

Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Salary
£36,618 - £44,598 per annum
Posted
09 Jul 2021
Closes
15 Aug 2021
Ref
RBKC65470
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

About Us: Be there at the most crucial point in young adults’ lives, and we’ll be here for you. 

At Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. 

This is a unique role, working with both services as the vital link between Children and Families and Adult Social Care. Taking young people with disabilities through their Transition journey, you’ll support them at this most vulnerable time for them and their family. You’ll help them to plan and make their next important steps in life, whether that’s further education or employment. And, with our support, you’ll play a huge part in helping them gain the tools for building a meaningful, successful future.
It will be interesting, challenging and rewarding work. Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams, including health professionals, across our ethnically diverse community, you’ll look at holistic assessments to understand the whole person’s needs. You’ll be exposed to a range of different professional perspectives so, along with the formal and informal training you’ll have access to, it’s a great opportunity for you gain new skills and expertise. 

The Role:

Working as part of the Transition Service and with the Children with Disabilities Team, you’ll manage a caseload of young people aged 14-25. Carrying out assessments, reviews and reassessment to support both users and carers, you’ll encourage and enable maximum independence and safety. You’ll involve them in monitoring and evaluating services, to deliver personalised care and make sure everything we do is in their best interests. 

As part of your work with the Children with Disabilities Team, you’ll hold complex cases, including Looked After Children and Child Protection cases, supervised by the Team Manager. Your responsibilities will also include Health Action Planning, Person Centred Planning, Risk Management and Carers Assessments, identifying and investigating safeguarding events where appropriate. 

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You: We’d like to hear from you if you have a Social Work degree or equivalent and meet the registration requirements of Social Work England. With a background of working as a Care or Case Manager in a health or social services setting, preferably you’ll have experience in both Children and Families and Adult Social Care services or, at the very least, an understanding of the legislation in the area you don’t have experience in. Your ability to adapt will be important, as you’ll be working across both teams. 

Ideally your experience should include working with young people with disabilities. We’d also like you to have a working knowledge of the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Local and National Change Initiatives like the Personalisation Programme. 

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 apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants

Additional information

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.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk