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Hospital social worker

  • Salary: Up to £28 per hour
  • Location: London
  • Date posted: 09-08-2018
  • Sector: Management, Local Authority, Social Care, Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00003764_1533831636

Lambeth are looking for a Qualified Social Worker to join the out of borough hospital team. The Social worker will look to progress to senior practitioner within the team and have the ability to work autonomously. The position is based in Brixton with the look of potentially working in St Thomas' hospital.

What would be expected of you:

  • To manage a caseload of people with care and support needs and carers with support needs in Hospitals outside Lambeth.
    2. To carry out assessments for clients in Hospital to determine eligibility and care and support needs of people, and the support needs of carers of people with care and support needs, and for these to be done in line with the expectations of the Care Act 2014 and the regulations and statutory guidance that go with it.
    3. Undertake Safeguarding Enquiries in accordance with Care Act 2014 duties.
    4. Apply the Mental Capacity Act and undertake capacity assessments.
    5. To work with people to plan how their care and support needs or, in the case of carers, their support needs might be met. This will involve identifying eligible needs and needs that will be met by the local authority.
    6. To carry out financial assessments relating to care and support services, or make sure these are done.
    7. Giving people who may have care and support needs or who are carers information about any likely cost of services, welfare rights entitlements, and any other relevant information and advice.

  • What are the benefits:

  • The team are looking to progress you quickly within the team towards management.
  • The ability to work autonomously with limited supervision.
  • A very competitive pay rate.

  • What is the requirements?

  • Valid HCPC registration
  • A degree or other relevant qualification
  • 2 years post qualifying experience
  • A good level of experience within a hospital setting

  • If you are interested in applying for these positions, you must follow the instructions to apply. Alternatively, you can contact me on 0118 948 5555 or email to ask any questions.

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