Job Description

Senior Hospital Discharge Support Worker, to work in the Westminster area. The service provides flexible housing related support to enable clients to live independently within their own home.

The purpose of this role is to work alongside Care Teams to support safe and timely discharge from St Charles hospital, for Westminster residents returning to, or moving into, independent accommodation.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working Monday – Friday, between 8AM – 6PM.

In this position, you will be expected to;
– Conduct initial assessments of referrals into the service at the Hospital, ensuring that the criteria are met and suitable clients are accepted.
– Hold a caseload of up to 26 clients, carrying out key working sessions resulting in goals that are SMART and enable progression in partnership with clients.
– Complete comprehensive and high quality risk and need assessments for each referral accepted
– Identify, report and follow up on any safeguarding concerns.
– Work in partnership with social workers and other health care professional to support effective discharge.
– Provide information and advice to clients about the options available to them, with the aim of empowering clients to make informed decisions.
– Provide a comprehensive handover of risks when engaging clients with other services, and when handing over cases to the wider Floating Support team for longer term input.
– Support clients to access support services and to meet their needs, considering proactive approaches with services and institutions across the community, and act as an advocate for the client.

To apply for this role, you must have;
– Experience working with vulnerable people including substance misuse, mental health, physical ill health, homeless and ex-offenders.
– Experience of supporting clients to carry out tasks such as budgeting, calculating benefit entitlements and understanding rent arrears and housing options.
– Experience of working in a client centred support and applying a range of approaches appropriate to working with vulnerable people presenting significant levels of need and risk
– Experience holding a case load, delivering action plans and completing high quality risk and needs assessments.
– The ability to effectively liaise with a range of service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve the service for clients.
– An understanding of safeguarding issues and the ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessments.
– The ability to work within a strengths and recovery based model and engage and motivate people to move towards an appropriate level of independence and inclusion.

If you think you’re skills and attributes match with this job description, APPLY TODAY!!

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