The Integrated Learning Disability Service seeks to achieve the very best outcomes for people with learning disabilities by supporting them to achieve their full potential and fulfil their aspirations. The service supports people with a learning disability across the London Borough of Hackney, as well as those in the City in relation to their health needs.
We are seeking an experienced 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.
As a Social Worker within Integrated Learning Disabilities Service, you will be key to providing quality social work to the people of Hackney. We will support you to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents.
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 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 managing teams, ideally in a multi-disciplinary 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 have a commitment to your own ongoing social work education and be ready to develop your career through our academy approach.
You will need to be Social Work qualified or equivalent and registered with HCPC. We welcome applications from people with a range of experience whether you are a newly qualified social worker or someone with many years of experience.
An enhanced DBS check is required.
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.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the following link: https://recruitment.hackney.gov.uk/ilds/
When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date for applications: 08 March 2020
Interviews: From the 23 March till 09 April 2020
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.