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HaringeyGP Federation is recruiting for a Social Worker for the Haringey HomelessHealth Inclusion Team. This is a new role with our service intended to not onlybridge the gap to improve patient access to Primary Care services, but also tosupport patients across the social spectrum; enabling patients to access thesocial care that they may need to live a more independent life.

Aspart of the service, outreach to street sites and temporary accommodation willbe undertaken, and the role of the social worker will support the individualsonce first contact has been made.

Thesuccessful Social worker will be part of our Operational Team, working todeliver the key objectives of the Federation, supporting and strengthening GeneralPractice, providing at-scale Primary Care services and being a voice of PrimaryCare in multi-agency working. This is a uniquely rewarding opportunity for a motivated,organised and enthusiastic individual who would like to gain experience withina young and innovative team. Due to the nature of the role, this may be officebased as well as visiting patients across Haringey.

Main duties of the job

  • Toidentify and challenge barriers to reducing existing street homelessness andaccessing support and to advocate for access to assessment and services.
  • Toparticipate actively in case conferences related to rough sleeping individuals whererequired and participating in other meetings or working groups relating torough sleeping.
  • To ensure that all assessments are in line with relevant adult socialcare legislation and to adapt working style to meet the needs of those who arerough sleeping; recognising where individuals may have difficulty engaging inthe process and adapting accordingly.
  • Tounderstand the Haringey Safeguarding Process and the safeguarding statutoryguidance as set out in the Care Act 2014 and ensure that any identifiedsafeguarding concerns are raised appropriately and in a timely manner, with afocus on Making Safeguarding Personal.
  • Understandand work to the legislative and organisational frameworks to ensure dischargeof statutory duties while maintaining best practice standards through allcontacts.
  • Work positively and proactively with a range of professionals, organisations and carers to make sure targets are set, outcomes are achieved and life opportunities maximised for those that we support.
  • To have a clear understanding of the resources, services and provisions withinthe borough; particularly within the voluntary and community sectors, to ensureservice users and their families are connected to these opportunities.

About us

We are the HaringeyGP Federation, a young and growing organisation working with 34 memberpractices in the diverse and vibrant borough of Haringey in north London.

Our vision is tosupport the people of Haringey to be healthier and happier. We do this bystrengthening, innovating and advocating for strong and sustainable GeneralPractice in Haringey.

Our friendly,collaborative team has deservedly earned a strong reputation for providing bestpractice Primary Care services at scale. We are proud that our teamsachievements have won external recognition, including at the recent HSJ awardsfor demonstrating professionally diverse clinical leadership in primary care.

We welcome and encourage innovative ways of working which respond to thechanging needs of the population in Haringey. We are building a sustainable workforce that is fully equipped andmotivated for the work we undertake and constantly seek to expand opportunitieswhich allow development for our staff and practices alike.

Date posted

18 January 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£42,000 to £45,000 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

U0002-23-0782

Job locations

London Borough Of Haringey

48 Station Road

London

N22 7TY

Job description

Job responsibilities

Social Worker: Haringey Homeless Health Inclusion Team (HHHIT)

Role Summary:

HaringeyGP Federation is recruiting for a Social Worker for the Haringey HomelessHealth Inclusion Team. This is a new role with our service intended to not onlybridge the gap to improve patient access to Primary Care services, but also tosupport patients across the social spectrum; enabling patients to access thesocial care that they may need to live a more independent life.

Aspart of the service, outreach to street sites and temporary accommodation willbe undertaken, and the role of the social worker will support the individualsonce first contact has been made.

Thesuccessful Social worker will be part of our Operational Team, working todeliver the key objectives of the Federation, supporting and strengthening GeneralPractice, providing at-scale Primary Care services and being a voice of PrimaryCare in multi-agency working. This is a uniquely rewarding opportunity for a motivated,organised and enthusiastic individual who would like to gain experience withina young and innovative team. Due to the nature of the role, this may be officebased as well as visiting patients across Haringey.

Accountable to: Senior Integrated Services Manager

Line Manager: Integrated Service Manager

Peer Support: Provided byPrincipal Social Worker Haringey Council

Hours of work: Full Time -37.5 Hours

Remuneration: £42,000.00to £45,000.00 per annum

Contract length: Fixedterm contract for 2 years

Main Location: Current Location:48 StationRoad, London, N22 7TY

Main Dutiesand Responsibilities:

  • Toidentify and challenge barriers to reducing existing street homelessness andaccessing support and to advocate for access to assessment and services.
  • Toundertake assessment and support planning in a person-centred and holisticmanner which focuses on both the individuals strengths and preventativeoptions that enable us to enhance individual independence.
  • Towork in partnership with the Rough Sleeping Taskforce to contribute to thereduction of rough sleeping in the borough of Haringey.
  • Toparticipate actively in case conferences related to rough sleeping individuals whererequired and participating in other meetings or working groups relating torough sleeping.
  • Tomanage and prioritise workload so that deadlines are adhered to with a focus onhigh standards of written work and effective interventions / outcomes.
  • Toassess, review and providesupport to carers / family where appropriate
  • To ensure that all assessments are in linewith relevant adult social care legislation and to adapt working style to meetthe needs of those who are rough sleeping; recognising where individuals mayhave difficulty engaging in the process and adapting accordingly.
  • To carry out mental capacity, Care Act 2014 andno recourse to public funds assessments and make best-Interest decisions whereappropriate.
  • Keepfull, clear and accurate records.
  • Toensure that any changes to support arrangements are actioned and that cases arepresented to panel where additional funding is required. Where reductions inpackages are appropriate Social Worker to work with brokerage to make the requiredchanges. Social Worker will also be responsible for pulling back unspentpersonal budgets and to ensure that care packages are value-for money.
  • Towork within the framework and principles of the Care Act 2014 in making surethat the assessments / reviews are accessible, person centred, holistic with afocused on wellbeing and prevention.
  • Beprepared and fully participate in supervision.
  • Tounderstand and work with the Continuing Health Care framework, including thecompletion of DSTs and joint working with health colleagues.
  • Workclosely with commissioning to ensure that quality standards of providers arebeing met and to raise concerns or issues when they arise.
  • Toensure the safety of service users by working in collaboration with partners,providers and carers to ensure that risks are managed and that positive risktaking is supported.
  • Tounderstand the Haringey Safeguarding Process and the safeguarding statutoryguidance as set out in the Care Act 2014 and ensure that any identifiedsafeguarding concerns are raised appropriately and in a timely manner, with afocus on Making Safeguarding Personal.
  • Toundertake safeguarding enquiries.
  • Understandand work to the legislative and organisational frameworks to ensure dischargeof statutory duties while maintaining best practice standards through allcontacts.
  • To actively participate in team meetings to look at new ways of working,improving outcomes and best practice standards to help to the development ofthe service.
  • Work positively and proactively with a range of professionals, organisations and carers to make sure targets are set, outcomes are achieved and life opportunities maximised for those that we support.
  • Be clear on what the performance management indicators within the Assessment Service are and ensure that you are able to meet these targets.
  • Have a clear understanding of the resources, services and provisions within the borough; particularly within the voluntary and community sectors, to ensure service users and their families are connected to these opportunities.
  • To exercise responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974, as laid down, or as may be amended by departmental procedures from time to time.
  • To continue professional development by undertaking mandatory training and other training identified in line with identified needs

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This position requires the postholder to undergo a DBS checkprior to appointment.

Confidentiality / Data Protection / Freedom of Information

Post holders must maintain the confidentiality of informationabout patients, staff and other health service business in accordance with theData Protection Act of 1998. Post holders must not, without prior permission,disclose any information regarding patients or staff. Moreover, the DataProtection Act 1998 also renders an individual liable for prosecution in theevent of unauthorised disclosure of information.

Equal Opportunities

Post holders must atall times fulfil their responsibilities with regard to equality laws.

Health and Safety

Employees must be awareof the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act(1974), and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintaina safe environment for employees, patients and visitors.

Risk Management

All post holders have aresponsibility to report risks such as clinical and non-clinical accidents orincidents promptly. They are expected to be familiar with the risk managementstrategy and emergency procedures and attendance at training as required.

Infection Control

Infection Control is everyones responsibility. All staff, both clinicaland non-clinical, are required to adhere to the Hygiene Code (2006), InfectionPrevention and Control Policies and make every effort to maintain highstandards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the burden ofHealthcare Associated Infections including MRSA.

Safeguarding

Within their sphere ofcompetence, each member of staff is responsible for promoting and safeguardingthe welfare of the children, young people and / or vulnerable adults for whomthey are responsible or may come into contact with, in the job role.

Review of this Job Description

This job description isintended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will beamended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation. To be reviewed in conjunction with the postholder on an annual basis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Social Worker: Haringey Homeless Health Inclusion Team (HHHIT)

Role Summary:

HaringeyGP Federation is recruiting for a Social Worker for the Haringey HomelessHealth Inclusion Team. This is a new role with our service intended to not onlybridge the gap to improve patient access to Primary Care services, but also tosupport patients across the social spectrum; enabling patients to access thesocial care that they may need to live a more independent life.

Aspart of the service, outreach to street sites and temporary accommodation willbe undertaken, and the role of the social worker will support the individualsonce first contact has been made.

Thesuccessful Social worker will be part of our Operational Team, working todeliver the key objectives of the Federation, supporting and strengthening GeneralPractice, providing at-scale Primary Care services and being a voice of PrimaryCare in multi-agency working. This is a uniquely rewarding opportunity for a motivated,organised and enthusiastic individual who would like to gain experience withina young and innovative team. Due to the nature of the role, this may be officebased as well as visiting patients across Haringey.

Accountable to: Senior Integrated Services Manager

Line Manager: Integrated Service Manager

Peer Support: Provided byPrincipal Social Worker Haringey Council

Hours of work: Full Time -37.5 Hours

Remuneration: £42,000.00to £45,000.00 per annum

Contract length: Fixedterm contract for 2 years

Main Location: Current Location:48 StationRoad, London, N22 7TY

Main Dutiesand Responsibilities:

  • Toidentify and challenge barriers to reducing existing street homelessness andaccessing support and to advocate for access to assessment and services.
  • Toundertake assessment and support planning in a person-centred and holisticmanner which focuses on both the individuals strengths and preventativeoptions that enable us to enhance individual independence.
  • Towork in partnership with the Rough Sleeping Taskforce to contribute to thereduction of rough sleeping in the borough of Haringey.
  • Toparticipate actively in case conferences related to rough sleeping individuals whererequired and participating in other meetings or working groups relating torough sleeping.
  • Tomanage and prioritise workload so that deadlines are adhered to with a focus onhigh standards of written work and effective interventions / outcomes.
  • Toassess, review and providesupport to carers / family where appropriate
  • To ensure that all assessments are in linewith relevant adult social care legislation and to adapt working style to meetthe needs of those who are rough sleeping; recognising where individuals mayhave difficulty engaging in the process and adapting accordingly.
  • To carry out mental capacity, Care Act 2014 andno recourse to public funds assessments and make best-Interest decisions whereappropriate.
  • Keepfull, clear and accurate records.
  • Toensure that any changes to support arrangements are actioned and that cases arepresented to panel where additional funding is required. Where reductions inpackages are appropriate Social Worker to work with brokerage to make the requiredchanges. Social Worker will also be responsible for pulling back unspentpersonal budgets and to ensure that care packages are value-for money.
  • Towork within the framework and principles of the Care Act 2014 in making surethat the assessments / reviews are accessible, person centred, holistic with afocused on wellbeing and prevention.
  • Beprepared and fully participate in supervision.
  • Tounderstand and work with the Continuing Health Care framework, including thecompletion of DSTs and joint working with health colleagues.
  • Workclosely with commissioning to ensure that quality standards of providers arebeing met and to raise concerns or issues when they arise.
  • Toensure the safety of service users by working in collaboration with partners,providers and carers to ensure that risks are managed and that positive risktaking is supported.
  • Tounderstand the Haringey Safeguarding Process and the safeguarding statutoryguidance as set out in the Care Act 2014 and ensure that any identifiedsafeguarding concerns are raised appropriately and in a timely manner, with afocus on Making Safeguarding Personal.
  • Toundertake safeguarding enquiries.
  • Understandand work to the legislative and organisational frameworks to ensure dischargeof statutory duties while maintaining best practice standards through allcontacts.
  • To actively participate in team meetings to look at new ways of working,improving outcomes and best practice standards to help to the development ofthe service.
  • Work positively and proactively with a range of professionals, organisations and carers to make sure targets are set, outcomes are achieved and life opportunities maximised for those that we support.
  • Be clear on what the performance management indicators within the Assessment Service are and ensure that you are able to meet these targets.
  • Have a clear understanding of the resources, services and provisions within the borough; particularly within the voluntary and community sectors, to ensure service users and their families are connected to these opportunities.
  • To exercise responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974, as laid down, or as may be amended by departmental procedures from time to time.
  • To continue professional development by undertaking mandatory training and other training identified in line with identified needs

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This position requires the postholder to undergo a DBS checkprior to appointment.

Confidentiality / Data Protection / Freedom of Information

Post holders must maintain the confidentiality of informationabout patients, staff and other health service business in accordance with theData Protection Act of 1998. Post holders must not, without prior permission,disclose any information regarding patients or staff. Moreover, the DataProtection Act 1998 also renders an individual liable for prosecution in theevent of unauthorised disclosure of information.

Equal Opportunities

Post holders must atall times fulfil their responsibilities with regard to equality laws.

Health and Safety

Employees must be awareof the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act(1974), and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintaina safe environment for employees, patients and visitors.

Risk Management

All post holders have aresponsibility to report risks such as clinical and non-clinical accidents orincidents promptly. They are expected to be familiar with the risk managementstrategy and emergency procedures and attendance at training as required.

Infection Control

Infection Control is everyones responsibility. All staff, both clinicaland non-clinical, are required to adhere to the Hygiene Code (2006), InfectionPrevention and Control Policies and make every effort to maintain highstandards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the burden ofHealthcare Associated Infections including MRSA.

Safeguarding

Within their sphere ofcompetence, each member of staff is responsible for promoting and safeguardingthe welfare of the children, young people and / or vulnerable adults for whomthey are responsible or may come into contact with, in the job role.

Review of this Job Description

This job description isintended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will beamended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation. To be reviewed in conjunction with the postholder on an annual basis.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or Diploma in Social Work.

Desirable

  • Evidence of continuing personal development.

Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualities

Essential

  • – Strong written work which is outcome focused and provides both analysis and solutions to issues that have been identified.
  • – Strong communication skills to support and encourage engagement from others.
  • – Strong organisational skills and time management.
  • – Team player and flexible.
  • – Ability to travel around the local area.

Desirable

  • – Strong IT skills across a range of Microsoft Windows applications.

Knowledge

Essential

  • – Robust knowledge of health and social care frameworks and the impact on practice.
  • – A working knowledge of social and health groups and ways in which to positively engage with them to achieve best outcomes.

Desirable

  • – A working knowledge of key legislation within the health and social care sector.

Experience

Essential

  • – Experience working in a health and social care setting.
  • – Experience in maintaining office systems including electronic diaries, meeting organisation.

Desirable

  • – Background in Mental Health and/or homelessness.
  • – Experience of supporting and contributing to projects.
  • – Using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or Diploma in Social Work.

Desirable

  • Evidence of continuing personal development.

Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualities

Essential

  • – Strong written work which is outcome focused and provides both analysis and solutions to issues that have been identified.
  • – Strong communication skills to support and encourage engagement from others.
  • – Strong organisational skills and time management.
  • – Team player and flexible.
  • – Ability to travel around the local area.

Desirable

  • – Strong IT skills across a range of Microsoft Windows applications.

Knowledge

Essential

  • – Robust knowledge of health and social care frameworks and the impact on practice.
  • – A working knowledge of social and health groups and ways in which to positively engage with them to achieve best outcomes.

Desirable

  • – A working knowledge of key legislation within the health and social care sector.

Experience

Essential

  • – Experience working in a health and social care setting.
  • – Experience in maintaining office systems including electronic diaries, meeting organisation.

Desirable

  • – Background in Mental Health and/or homelessness.
  • – Experience of supporting and contributing to projects.
  • – Using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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