Salary range: £30,048 - 36,708 p.a. inc.
Contract: Fixed term- 12 months
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Make a Difference Within Adults Social Care
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Brent Community Learning Disability Service is a forward thinking team which is co-located within the Kingswood Centre. The Brent Community Learning Disability Service is part of the Learning Disability Service at Kingswood Centre, which has been rated Outstanding by CQC. The team works closely with residents, carers and Independent Providers to provide a person centred service to adults with Learning Disabilities.
We are looking for an individual with no formal qualification in social work but having achieved or working towards NVQ level 3 or equivalent level, who can apply themselves to hold a varied caseload, which they will manage in the role of a Care Assessor. You will deliver high-quality care to the wider community. This will mean producing high-quality work in terms of the Care Act and associated social care legislation with the ability to respond promptly to crises as well as hospital discharges.
Reporting to the Team Manager you will help reshape the way we deliver services to our residents in a COVID world. This will involve working to improve the life chances of those with LD/Autism through employment, accommodation, meaningful activities, as well as person-centred services, utilising best practice. You will have excellent communication skills. This will include producing high-quality support plans and working with families and networks against a backdrop of competing demands.
You should be passionate about serving our residents, and have excellent communication skills and the creativity to find solutions that deliver excellent services our customers deserve. Have experience working with people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health or Autism and the voluntary sector.
This role would suit someone who has a passion for ensuring the delivery of high quality services and who enjoys managing and supporting people to achieve their potential. This role would suit an individual who is committed to improving the services for people with learning disabilities.
You will work in partnership with the management team to deliver on national and local performance framework. Ideally you will have experience in working with complex, multi-disciplinary cases involving mental health, voluntary organisations, forensic and NHS/CCG partners.
We are looking for an individual who can build positive relationships at a number of levels and can bring enthusiasm, creativity and passion to the service. Can you meet the challenge of providing professional support and on-going development of social care practice in the learning disability team?
Do you have the energy to motivate a team to meet the expectations of our customers and stakeholders within a fast paced and continually changing environment?
Closing Date: 14 March 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.