Social Worker - Preparing for Adulthood, Open to flexible working
1x Permanent and 1x Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (12 months)
We are seeking a Social Worker who is looking to take the next step in their career to join our growing team within the Hackney Integrated Learning Disability Service. You will join our dynamic, integrated multi-disciplinary community service which provides specialist health and social care services to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs in Hackney.
The Hackney Integrated Learning Disability Service (ILDS) is organised into multi-disciplinary care programmes (Preparing for Adulthood, Intensive Support, Ongoing Support and Referral Reviews) providing a broad range of interventions.
You will join a newly formed team of social workers employed by London Borough of Hackney and health professionals employed by East London Foundation Trust. The service supports young people across London Borough of Hackney as well as those in the City, in relation to their health needs. It seeks to achieve the very best outcomes for our young people, supporting them to achieve their full potential and fulfill their aspirations.
You will have experience of working with young learning disabled people during transition and of working in a multidisciplinary setting. You will have a sound knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and of Children's Social Care and SEND Legislation as well as CQC regulations in relation to NHS services.
A commitment to integrated working across health and social care is essential, as is effective working with Children's Social Care and Education colleagues. The service has a focus on the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes and there is a strong focus on supporting young people to move from education to employment and also in reducing health inequalities.
You will need to be Social Work qualified or equivalent and registered with Social Work England. We welcome applications from people with a range of experience whether you are a newly qualified social worker or someone with substantial experience.
You will have a commitment to your own ongoing social work education and be ready to develop your career through our academy approach.
Hackney Adult Social Care supports vital public services across the borough and is working every day to make things better for our residents. We’re determined to help the Adult Social Care profession become more diverse and this role is an opportunity for those who have used their expert knowledge to help guide and assist other staff members, through mentoring, training and offering advice.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We want to make Hackney a place for everyone. At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our residents and our workforce and we’d love for you to join us. We offer a working environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use and develop your skills in a vibrant learning organisation. Find out more about how Hackney promotes equality and diversity, read about our commitment to being a flexible Timewise employer and read about the fantastic benefits on offer which includes an unrivaled Local Government Pension Scheme, a wide range of training opportunities and an employee year-long high street retail discount scheme.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
This application process replaces a supporting statement, please click 'Apply'.
Closing date for applications: 25 April 2021
Interviews: w/c 10 May 2021
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.