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Social worker

Job Description

Sutton Council are looking to recruit a dedicated and experienced Qualified Social Worker who is looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity in Adult Services within our dynamic and supportive team.

As a Qualified Social Worker, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people with additional needs and their families.

The role is unique in the close working relationships we have with Children's Services, Education and Health to ensure that children who are transitioning to Adult Services have the right support from the right people as they prepare for adulthood.

The role focus is to primarily support with assessment and support planning for high cost placements and packages of care for young people who are approaching adulthood.

You will be responsible for; Conducting Care Act 2014 compliant eligibility assessments for young people and their carers in a timely way, to identify eligible social care needs and developing focussed, person centred and strengths based outcomes within the support plans, including carrying out comprehensive Continuing Healthcare checklists and work in collaboration with our partners in the NHS to obtain CHC funding for young people who are eligible for this.

Monitoring, reviewing and maintaining up to date support plans, ensuring they meet the changing needs of young people and reflect good value for money whilst advocating for young people's rights, choices, and access to services.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, adhering to relevant legislation and policies. Be able to identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in complex situations and undertake safeguarding investigations and deliver protective and/or supportive services for individuals at risk, including work that may be required by the Court of Protection Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with ability to make sound professional judgement with appropriate supervision, guidance, and support, reflecting the function of the team in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation.

Collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, including children's services, education, healthcare professionals and community partners to enable a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the young person About Us:

The Transition Team at Sutton takes pride in supporting staff to learn and develop, with a comprehensive induction programme and access to regular training on a diverse range of topics. Staff have regular professional supervision which covers probation, performance and annual appraisal to focus on career development. Staff are able to work flexibly between home and office to meet the needs of the service, with a requirement of 2 office based days per week, as we recognise the benefit of a hybrid model of working.

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