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Qualified Social Worker – Assessment & Intake Team – Central London

Role:  Qualified Social Worker  
Location:  Central London
Team: Assessment & Intake Team
Pay:  up to £32 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid


We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Qualified Adult Social Worker to join our vibrant and fast-paced Assessment and Intake Team in Central London. This community-based team is dedicated to providing initial assessment services for the Older Persons and Physical Disability Service. The role involves undertaking short-term pieces of work, typically up to 6 weeks, to ensure timely and effective support for individuals in need.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive Care Act Assessments to determine individuals' needs and establish long-term packages of care.
  • Perform urgent assessments for care and respite to address immediate needs.
  • Carry out carers assessments to support those providing care to loved ones.
  • Assess and facilitate placements in residential and nursing home settings.
  • Collaborate with nurse assessors to jointly undertake some Decision Support Tools (DSTs) assessments.
  • Complete Mental Capacity Assessments to evaluate individuals' ability to make informed decisions.
  • Manage the initial concern phase of adult safeguarding, before passing enquiries to the case management team.
  • Work efficiently in a dynamic environment to deliver high-quality, person-centered care and support.

Essential Requirements:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification and current registration with Social Work England.
  • Proven experience in adult social work, particularly within assessment and intake settings.
  • Strong understanding of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act.
  • Ability to perform comprehensive assessments and develop effective care plans.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with service users, families, and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to manage a fast-paced workload and complete short-term pieces of work efficiently.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in older persons and physical disability services.
  • Familiarity with the processes and criteria for residential and nursing home placements.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures and the ability to manage initial concerns.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay rates up to £32 per hour.
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of older adults and individuals with physical disabilities in Central London.

Why choose Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple: we're not pushy or overly persistent. We understand that you want to be heard.

Our priority is to proactively seek the roles you desire, not just the ones that benefit us financially. Our success comes from making your job search our top priority.

Interested in learning more about the Social Worker role in Central London? Contact Holly Chupka at 01635 226350. Plus, refer a friend to us, and if we place them, you'll receive a generous £300 referral bonus (terms and conditions apply).

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