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Enhanced Social Worker

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Reference 

£23,000

Posted Date

London

Closing Date

REQ003037

15 October 2021

19 October 2021

We are recruiting for a Enhanced Support Worker to join our Mental Health Service in Westminster.

Job Overview:

To enable vulnerable people living in a variety of different tenures to manage their tenancies/ licences and move towards greater independence within the community by providing a flexible and individually tailored support package.

Key Responsibilities:
This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.
* Undertake key-working responsibilities for a caseload assigned by the Team Leader/ Manager
* Undertake initial and continuous assessment of needs and potential risks and agree levels of support and actions
* Create support/action plans for providing appropriate services based on the assessment and reflecting the services and resources available
* Support customers to undertake all domestic tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation
* Develop and maintain links with all key agencies and service providers in the local community
* Develop knowledge around the local mental health system to ensure customers receive the best treatment available
* Lead on an area of specialism (e.g. ETE, health and wellbeing) and build partnerships and develop internal and external opportunities for service-users in this area
* Empower customers to ensure they receive the service and benefits they are entitled to
* Undertake all administrative work and keep accurate and comprehensive tenant/customer records to professional standards

Person Specification:
* Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
* Approachable and open behaviour
* Prefers working as part of a group or team
* Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
* Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
* Flexible
* Open to feedback and self development

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Essential:
* Up to NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent or experience in the social care/charity sector
Desirable:
* Experience working in mental health

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