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Social Worker LBHF610378

Job Details:

Salary range: £40,389 - £48,063 per annum.

Work location: 145 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9XY

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check

Closing date: 19 April 2024

Contact details for an informal discussion: Laila Demachkie, Team Manager via email at LAILA.DEMACHKIE@LBHF.GOV.UK

 

Advert Text:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adults Learning Disability Team. The successful applicant(s) will meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS Adults) applicable to the role of either Social Worker or Experienced Social Worker.

 

The function of the social work role is to provide a professional social work service to adults with a learning disability, their families and carers who are ordinary residents of Hammersmith and Fulham in line with the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and other appropriate legislation. This involves engaging with individuals, carers, and families to assess and intervene and using professional judgement employ a range of interventions promoting choice, control and independence.

 

The post holder will uphold the values and behaviours of Hammersmith and Fulham Council and possess developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in adults with a learning disability and be registered with Social Work England. The roles consist of working closely with other organisations to ensure the safeguarding of our customers.

 

The post holder will act in accordance with the principles of personalisation, ensuring that care and support are person centred and as far as possible put the people with whom they work in control of their lives. The postholder’s practice will be responsive, inclusive and community based. They will work within the legislative frameworks and agreed Local Authority policies and procedures. This will include taking appropriate safeguarding action as and when required. They will ensure that as part of the assessment in accordance with s.9 and s13 or the Care Act 2014, NHS Continuing Healthcare is considered for all individuals, and where it is considered an individual has health care needs, a referral to the relevant health authority is made in a timely way.

 

Tasks will include carrying out assessments of need, planning of services and reviewing outcomes with the individual, their personal networks and support providers. The role holder will actively promote wellbeing and independence, to enable individuals and carers to retain or regain their skills and prevent, delay or reduce deterioration. They will engage effectively with families to facilitate contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances.

 

The post holder will deliver services that are co-produced with residents by actively encouraging involvement and ownership of the support plan but also take a leadership role where appropriate. They will demonstrate confident and effective judgement about risk and accountability in decision making. They will work inclusively, with a diverse range of stakeholders and promote equality of opportunity.

 

As a social work professional, the post holder will bring significant expertise to complex cases in the Adult Learning Disability service.

 

 

Please refer to the Role Profile for more information.

 

Role Responsibilities:

The successful applicant(s) will meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS Adults) applicable to the role of either Social Worker or Experienced Social Worker.

 

The function of the role is to provide a professional social work service to adults with a learning disability, their families and carers who are ordinary residents of Hammersmith and Fulham, in line with the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and other appropriate legislation. This involves engaging with individuals, carers, and families to assess and intervene and using professional judgement employ a range of interventions promoting choice, control and independence. 

 

The post holder will be registered with Social Work England. They will uphold the values and behaviours of Hammersmith and Fulham Council and possess developed specialist knowledge of social work practice with adults with a learning disability. The role consists of working closely with other organisations to ensure the safeguarding of our residents.

 

The post holder will act in accordance with the principles of personalisation, ensuring that care and support arrangements are person-centred and as far as possible put the people with whom they work, in control of their lives. The postholder’s practice will be responsive, inclusive and community-based. They will work within the legislative frameworks and agreed Local Authority policies and procedures. This will include taking appropriate safeguarding action as and when required. They will ensure that as part of the assessment in accordance with s.9 and s.13 or the Care Act 2014, NHS Continuing Healthcare is considered for all individuals, and where it is considered an individual has health care needs, a referral to the relevant health authority is made in a timely way.

 

Tasks will include carrying out assessments of need, planning of services and reviewing outcomes with the individual, their personal networks and support providers. The role holder will actively promote wellbeing and independence, to enable individuals and carers to retain or regain their skills and prevent, delay or reduce deterioration. They will engage effectively with families to facilitate contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances.

 

The post holder will deliver services that are co-produced with residents by actively encouraging involvement and ownership of support plans, but also take a leadership role where appropriate. They will demonstrate confident and effective judgement about risk and accountability in decision-making. They will work inclusively, with a diverse range of stakeholders and promote equality of opportunity. 
As a social work professional, the post holder will bring significant expertise to complex cases within the Adult Learning Disability service. 
 

 

People Values:

How we act defines who we are.  At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’.  We are looking for people who can build this into everything they do.

 

We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.

 

We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.

 

We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.

 

We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience. We are looking for people who have the following attributes: 

 

Complex problem-solving 
The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change. 

 

Critical thinking 
The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking. You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources. 

 

Creativity 
You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations. You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes. 

 

People management 
You can get the best out of people. You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development. You are clear in your expectations and have exceptional feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals. 

 

Coordinating with others 
You have the knack of working well with others. You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others. You can also recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration. 

 

Emotional intelligence 
You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics. You can recognise motivating factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills. 

 

Judgement and decision making 
You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions. Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement. 

 

Negotiation 
You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners. This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level. 

 

Service orientation 
You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery. Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives. You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives. 

 

Cognitive flexibility 
The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach. Applying cognitive flexibility to situations of significant change and transformation. 

Role Specific Qualifications:

  • You will have a degree in Social Work and be SW England registered.

 

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
 
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
 
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

 

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