Social Worker - Learning Disability Partnership

Posted 08 April 2024
Salary Up to £37.00 per hour
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Work & Care
ContactJames Carr

Job description

Opus People of Behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to thier Learning Disability Partnership team.

This role will be hybrid with Minimum of 40% at the office based at Scott House, 5 George St, Huntingdon, PE29 3BA and Sunley Centre, Papworth Everard, Papworth. Must be in on a Wednesday. Other days are flexible. May need to be in more initially to learn the role in the team.

The focus of this work will be support LDP to reduce the time people are waiting on a priority list. Whilst the work will be managed according to longest wait there will be a need to be flexible to the needs of the service.

SSW in the Multidisciplinary Learning Disability Partnership, you will be required to complete Care Act assessments with appropriate care and support plans to meet assessed need. Will also need to complete MCA assessments as required.

This role will include:

  1. Provide professional leadership for complex case arrangements, in situations which involve, risk, complexity and safety of the service user and others.

  1. Identifying through assessment the needs and strengths of service users and/or family carers and source appropriate solutions and interventions.

  1. Use analytical skills to inform assessment, decision making and intervention.

  1. Complete support planning with services users to ensure that outcomes identified at assessment are met within budgetary constraints through the provision of support, equipment, adaptations and enabling programmes.

  1. Identify and take a professional lead on adult safeguarding issues where abuse or neglect is suspected.

  2. Take a professional lead and oversee cases of individuals who lack capacity to agree to or plan their care, undertake proportionate assessment in accordance with current Adult Social Care legislation including MCA and best interest assessments.

  1. To provide more specialist social work practice skills and knowledge to make independent decisions and support situations in which risk, ambiguity or complexity is greatest.

  1. To act as the lead professional to services users and their carers and families to enable them to retain, as far as possible, choice and control of their lives.

To provide written and verbal reports, appropriate for courts and other legal purposes, which are concise, informative and based on complex evidence to support problem solving and resolution.

  1. Support in safeguarding process to assess and manage risk, knowing how to intervene proportionately and ensuring people are protecting from harm, while protecting their human rights

  1. Assess and manage risk, knowing how to intervene proportionately and ensuring people are protected from harm, whilst protecting their human rights.

If you have 3 years Social Worker experience and this is the role for you, then we would love to hear from you.