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Social Care Assistant SC5

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£25,137 - £26,997
Various within Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/02/2021 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description

Waltham Forest believes that by exploring people's goals and aspirations, their strengths and the strengths of the people around them, we can help individuals to be independent for longer and maintain connection to their communities.

Waltham Forest is committed to supporting and investing in our workforce.

Our ambition is that everyone in Waltham Forest enjoys a quality life. We have an outstanding leadership structure in place and dedicated staff who keep the Borough’s vulnerable and at risk population at the heart of everything we do.

Adult Review Team

As part of the ongoing development of services to our residents in Waltham Forest, an Adult Review Team was established in May 2020.

The Team sits within the Families Directorate, in Quality Assurance Service based at Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex. Jenny Clark is the team manager and Kathi Gittens is the Head of Service.

The Team are responsible for carrying out planned annual reviews, for the cared for and their carers; as well as completing the work that flows from the review.

We are looking for people to apply who, like us, are committed to focussing on the person, their strengths and the network available to them rather than solely assessing people for a service or eligibility. We are looking for practitioners who believe it is important to ensure people have choice and control over their lives and support needs.

What we need from you

As a social care assistant, you will

Engage with individuals, carers, families, groups and communities to assess and intervene, using professional judgement, and developing person-led support plans to meet the needs of individuals that promote choice, control and independence.

Promote wellbeing, be able to identify safeguarding concerns. Be able to use a strength-based approach to assessment to support individuals to identify and develop their support networks and consider positive risk taking to enhance their choice and control in how their care needs are met.

Be responsible for ensuring the delivery of timely, high quality and legally compliant social care practice to agreed standards.

Please look at the detailed job description attached for more information about the role you are interested in

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.

The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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