Social Work Assistant

Social Work Assistant Hounslow, England

London Borough of Hounslow
Full Time Hounslow, England 32265 - 34341 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Job description

About us at Hounslow

We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.
We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential. We are stepping up for our residents like never before.

About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock. All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”. It's about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.
We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.
As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.

Our Benefits

If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits. Read more about these here.

About The Role

The Hospital Social Work Team is a dynamic and fast- paced team comprising of Social Workers and Social Work Assistants that work with multiple professionals to ensure the safe discharge and follow up care for Hounslow Residents leaving hospital. The team is based within West Middlesex University Hospital and staff work both on site and remotely. We are keen to recruit newly qualified Social Workers as this is a fantastic opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

The team has an active role within the Hospital’s Discharge Hub. Staff are required to partake in MDT discussions, Mental Capacity assessments, Best Interest meetings, family meetings and safeguarding concerns. All members of the team contribute to the team’s duty rota. Human Rights is at the centre of the team’s work, and we ensure that we are the voice of the resident that we are serving and that we embody our social work values in our day-to-day roles. New recruits will be well-supported by a strong and stable management team.

The team operates 365 days per year (9-5pm) and staff are provided with a market supplement to cover weekend and bank holiday working. Staff are also provided with time off in lieu of any weekend and bank holiday working. Staff are based on site at West Middlesex University Hospital and the role is office-based.
We will provide excellent career opportunities and encourage your professional development if you are successful. You will be well supported in your role through supervision, training and professional development.

About The Team You’ll Be Working In

1.Completing Care Act assessments to identify whether residents are eligible for care and support from the Local Authority

2.Being part of the duty rota, which will include weekend working at least once per month.

3.Completing Safeguarding alerts and identifying whether Section 42 enquiries are required.

4.Working effectively as part of a team and contributing to a collaborative environment.

About You

1.You will have contributed to a positive team culture and be a strong team member, with an emphasis on achieving collective goals and supporting colleagues on a daily basis.

2.You will bring experience of delivering positive outcomes for residents that you have worked with and demonstrate examples of where you have upheld human rights.

3.You will have some knowledge of legislation such as the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005.

4.You’ll have to demonstrate your ability to work to tight timescales in a fast-paced environment and be able to flexibly manage your day-to-day priorities.

When Interviews Will Be Held And Who To Contact

The key information you need about the role should be in the Role profile but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 02085833100

Interviews for this job will be held during week commencing October 16th 2023.

Social Work Assistant
London Borough of Hounslow
Hounslow, United Kingdom
Mary Harpley
$100 to $500 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
National Services & Agencies
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