Recruit, assess, prepare and train prospective carers, prospective adopters to meet the specific needs of children in accordance with legal requirements and guidance. Undertake assessments of prospective carers through individual visits, preparation training and completion of reports and presentation of cases to appropriate panels. Provide prompt and responsive support to carers and prospective adopters; participate in the regular review of family placements, agree the purpose and tasks of placements and the roles and responsibilities of all parties. Assist carers to make suitable arrangements to facilitate contact between the child/young person and their birth families.
Halton, Runcorn WA7, UK
Social Worker to work in Reablement Service Completing social work assessments Commissioning of long term packages for service user in Reablement Service. Co-ordinate discharge from the Reablement Team in conjunction with Care Co-ordinators and Occupational Therapist This post is to provide additional capacity in the service to facilitate speedier hospital discharges and prevent individuals being admitted to hospital or longer term placements
To provide an Occupational Therapy Service which enables people to maintain or achieve optimum functional ability, resilience and independence. The post-holder will deliver strengths-based, person-centred and solution focused interventions which respect the person as the expert in their life. They will have conversations enabling people to shape their own lives, identify their own goals and provide interventions to sustain their independence and wellbeing as part of a proportionate assessment process. To provide information, advice and support to people to: Develop their own skills knowledge and abilities to self-care Develop supportive relationships with families, friends and neighbours Support people to access community groups and voluntary organisations Support people to use universal services as far as possible To use and assist people with access to use Connect to Support for information and advice about community groups and voluntary organisations that can help the individual remain independent, and support their own wellbeing. To help people access Connect to Support if they wish to purchase goods and services themselves as someone who pays for part or all of their own care and support. To provide practical support including fitting and demonstrating equipment, adaptations and equipment to maintain people's independence. To maximize the use of assistive technology in pursuit of independence choice and control of the person using services. To provide information, advice, support and training to individuals relating to their personal skills, knowledge and abilities, about how to look after their health and social care needs. To support individuals to develop relationships and contacts with community groups and organisations that might be able to help the individual look after their health and social care needs. In so doing help to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed discharges from hospital. To refer into and support people to access the Social Prescribing Service where this is helpful to the individual. To contribute or lead (as appropriate) case management procedures including case conferences, safeguarding reviews and best interest decision making. To work collaboratively across adult social care and its partners to achieve this. To provide information, advice, support and training to staff to ensure they can help people to generate positive and appropriate outcomes for people. To work specifically with housing partners / surveyors to ensure adaptations to people's homes are delivered to meet their needs, undertaking joint assessments and reviews to facilitate this as necessary.
St Helens, Saint Helens, UK
We are looking for a social worker who can undertake SGO assessments and deliver SGO support plans. The adoption team is currently expanding to incorporate SGO in addition to adoption. Depending on the needs of the service there may also be a requirement to undertake work aimed at preparing children for adoption.
Experience in an Integrated Hospital Discharge Team is essential. Carefirst knowledge would be desirable. Ability to hold a complex case load and hit the ground running. Car use essential Halton Area.