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DATE ADDED: Fri 02/11/2018

Social Worker - Hospital

London, UK
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COMPANY: MEDICARE FIRST

JOB TYPE: Contract

Social Worker - Hospital

Full-Time, Substantial post qualifying experience, HCPC Registered, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent Degree.

We're Medicare First, a nationwide social care recruitment provider specialising in finding qualified social work professionals for temporary and permanent work across the UKs local authorities. We work to provide a fair and ethical service to the workers we represent; it is central to our business ethos.

Job Description

This social worker role is based within the council's hospital, the team supports service users aged 18 and over, who have a variety of needs and across all specialisms.

You will need to be able to complete assessments, statutory reviews, mental capacity assessments, safeguarding, carers and continuing health care assessments. The hospital team can receive a number of Section 2 referrals and is subject to the Delayed Discharge Reimbursement Act 2005. The team also receives referrals of safeguards - these will often involve working alongside the police and health partners.

Team members are supported to complete safeguarding investigations, continuing health care assessments and undertake other roles as valued members of a multi-disciplinary team. As part of a hospital assessment team you will work in partnership with their health colleagues to promote independence and help service users take control of their own lives.

About the client

Our client is a forward thinking Council based in North-East London. The role in the hospital department is focused on the delivery of services relating to vulnerable adults. These services will be delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Council's overarching outcomes.

Job summary

Visiting and interviewing clients to make needs assessments relating to timely hospital discharges

Undertaking FACE assessments

Assessing priorities and writing reports to develop care plans.

Accepting responsibility for actions in relation to the liberty or safety of clients in emergency situations.

Liaising with colleagues and other agencies as appropriate including domiciliary, day and residential services.

A hospital social work team which is focused on arranging safe and timely discharges for service users

Supervision of the set-up of Community Alarm Systems

Onward referrals to CAB (citizen advice bureau), Income Maximisation Service, Community Rehabilitation Teams

Participation in Multi-disciplinary team meetings and ward meetings

Attendance at home visits sometimes jointly with Occupational Therapists

Liaison with GP surgeries, district nurses, rehabilitation facilities and other professionals

Liaison with housing associations and/or the council to facilitate rehousing to sheltered accommodation when necessary

What we need from you

Degree or equivalent in social work

Current HCPC registration

Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services

2 years post qualified with experience within local authority child protection teams

If you are passionate about delivering a high standard of social care and would like to work in a supportive forward-thinking environment, we would like to hear from you if you think you meet the requirements.

What you will receive from us

Medicare First is a first tier recruitment provider to local authorities so you will have access to opportunities before they reach many other agencies

Opportunity as a Medicare First worker to access continued lines of work

Excellent rates of pay both (Umbrella companies, Limited Company and PAYE welcomed)

Your own dedicated consultant who will manage your registrations through to clearance

Regularly meetings and visits with your consultant

Quick and Easy Registration Process

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