We are seeking a Social Work Advanced Practitioner (Accommodations Project) to join the Learning Disability Service based in Adult Social Care. This role focuses on the accommodation strategy for adults with learning disabilities. The role will play a key role in the establishment of new services offering accommodation based support, and will undertake 'move on' work to ensure the most effective use of local accommodation resources.
You must be a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England to apply for this role, with experience of being a case working within a social services department.
Knowledge of legislation and social care practices is important, in particular, knowledge and experience of processes underpinning 'move on' work; such as applications to Court of Protection. Knowledge of technology enabled care and its use to support people with learning disabilities would also be useful.
Having the ability to take a leadership role, make decisions and work well with partners such as providers, housing agencies and other social care departments would also be essential. Project management skills and a good understanding of project management tools such as excel would be useful for this role.
Benefits and more Information:
In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies and a local government pension scheme. You will join a friendly and supportive team that strives to offer the best support to enable people navigating learning disabilities to live more independent lives.
For more information on our staff benefits, please visit: https://jobs.theguardian.com/minisites/southwark-council/life-at-southwark-benefits-and-more/
To find out more about the role please contact Gillian Heighley (Team Manager) on 020 7525 2147
You can also find out more about working for Southwark Adult Social Care at: https://jobs.southwark.gov.uk/adult-social-care2019/
Please note this role requires an enhanced level DBS check.
Advert closing: 11:59pm on 3rd October 2021
Interviews & Assessments: 11th October 2021
Interviews and assessments may take place remotely via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, but as a frontline role, the successful candidate will be expected to attend the office and other community settings, including service users homes and placements once in post.
We are an organisation that is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at the senior management level in the council.