The Department of Adult Social Services is looking for an experienced and committed Social Worker to join The St George’s Hospital Social Work Team based within St George’s Hospital, Tooting.
This is a very exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new opportunity within the demanding, fast paced but also extremely rewarding field of hospital social work. You will have a lead role in promoting the highest standards of practice for Wandsworth residents, admitted to the acute hospital. Your primary role will be to ensure that service users are discharged safely and timely from hospital, ensuring that assessed needs are met in accordance with The Care Act 2014.
Strong working knowledge of The Care Act 2014 is essential, specifically areas relating to hospital discharge. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to work with NHS partners in a multi disciplinary setting, demonstrating commitment to achieving excellent outcomes.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake social care assessments, reviews and support plans. You will need a comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Safeguarding Adults, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and how to apply this legislation in within a hospital setting.
Hospital social work often requires a response to crisis, so the ability to think quickly, calmly and creatively is needed in this area of social work. The successful candidate will also need to be able to prioritise work according to risk and manage competing demands.
Successful candidates will hold a relevant social work qualification and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
St Georges Hospital Team is committed to Continuing Professional Development and ensuring that our social work practice is forward thinking, dynamic and works within the principles of Strengths Based Practice. We will offer the successful candidate supportive, regular supervision, training and the opportunity to develop their career in a fast-paced team that works towards positive outcomes.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include flexible working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.
Closing Date: 11th April 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 18th April 2019 and Friday 19th April 2019
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Charlotte Appleton, St George’s Hospital Service Manager on 02088717389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).