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Social Worker - Intensive Support Team

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
H SCP 27 £33,820 to SCP 31 £37,261/I SCP 31 £37,261 to SCP 35 £41,496
Closing date
27 Dec 2023

You will work with the Intensive Support Team which specialises in supporting people with a diagnosis of Learning Disability who present significant behavioural challenges to services.

This will include those who are, or at risk of being in contact with the Criminal Justice System, secure services and or admission to a hospital under sections the Mental Health Act 1983.

Your role will ensure compliance of statutory duties in a accordance with the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005; Mental Health Act 1983, NHE Transforming Care Agenda and relevant legalisation practice guidance for this particular costumer group. i.e. criminal justice legislation.

You will work within an MDT to provide effective, timely hospital discharges or placement planning, using the relevant legislative framework for placement both in and out of borough.

You will work closely with commissioning, gathering intelligence and work to develop/design effective systems of support for this particular cohort to ensure effective commissioning and develop market shaping.

You will be responsible to coordinate and providing key updates for customers on the Transforming Care tracker including as necessary reporting to the ICB, and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

You will be responsible for the inputting into the Dynamic Support Database ensuring this is kept up to date to give accurate data on possible risk and placement breakdown by regular liaison with managers/clinical leads, and the Greater Manchester Specialist Support Team.

You will also be responsible for the governance of Mental Capacity compliance namely the Court of Protection application’s/ COP DOL renewals.

About You

You should have an interest in working within this customer group, experience of working within the Transforming Care agenda and an aptitude to person centred commissioning in accordance with best value options.

About Us

We are a long established fully integrated function comprising of Social Care and Health staff including Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.  We work closely together to provide an holistic approach to meet needs and achieve customer aspirations and outcomes.

The Team provide a borough wide service for people with a diagnosed learning disability with behaviour likely to put their place in the community at risk due to having a forensic history or the likelihood to offend, and people with severe autism who present with complex behavioural needs.  The team consists of health and social care staff providing a multi–disciplinary approach and assessment and support planning combining personal budgets with universal and voluntary services working effectively to ensure compliance of statutory duties in a accordance with the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005; Mental Health Act 1983, The Transforming Care Agenda and relevant legislative practice guidance for this particular costumer group.

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