Social Worker RBKC31310

Website RBKC The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

About Us:

While many of our residents are flourishing in our borough, others need a little more support – and that is where our Adult Social Care and Public Health team come in.

Working alongside colleagues in Westminster City Council, we have formed a Bi-Borough partnership which supports the sharing of facilities and expertise – this allows us to provide joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving.

With both boroughs ranked as having some of the best adult social care services in the country, we intend to maintain these high standards, supporting people to stay close to their communities and homes, and outside of acute and institutional care where it is appropriate.  We help our community to be as independent as possible, and we have a clear focus on early intervention.
If you have the drive, determination and vision to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives, please take a look at our vacancies below.

The Role:

You will join an enthusiastic social work team that ensures that high quality services are maintained and in partnership with people with a learning disability living in the local community and out of borough.

Working with people with learning disabilities your role will significantly contribute to our commitment in providing person centred services that are safe and individualised.

We require a qualified social worker who has experience of working with people with learning disabilities and ideally with people with learning disabilities in transition from children to adult services

For further information please refer to the Job Description

About You:

You will have the following qualifications, skills, experience and attitudes and demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities.

Equal Opportunities:

Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Council policies in relation to Equal Opportunity, Customer Care and service delivery, and the ability to implement these policies in the workplace.

Qualifications:

Essential: A Diploma or Degree in Social Work or equivalent.

To undertake this position you must be able to meet the registration requirements of Social Work England.

Skills, Experience and Attitude:

Post-qualification experience of working with adults with learning disabilities including very vulnerable and dependent service users with complex needs.

Possessing excellent communication skills, you will be able to adapt your communication style and techniques to the needs of your service users.

Good at building relationships, you will work in partnership with other disciplines to complete holistic assessments of need.

Computer literate, you will have good recording skills and experience of recording on electronic systems.

Able to arrange person centred services, you will have experience of care planning, arranging services and monitoring services provided.

You will have experience of working in partnership with service users, carers and other professionals to achieve good outcomes for the users of the Team’s services.

Finally, you will also have experience of participating in a statutory duty system, providing information and advice, undertaking safeguarding investigations and undertaking Mental Capacity Act assessments.

Role Requirements:

  • Case Load Management, Health Action Planning and Person-Centred Planning
  • Safeguarding Actions
  • Carers Assessments
  • To participate in Continuing Health Care (CHC) Assessments where appropriate
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • To participate in the Social Care Learning Disability Partnership’s Duty System

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

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.

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.

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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.newjob.org.uk.