Thames Reach
Lambeth, Greater London
£29,796 – £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed Term Contract for 12 Months

Closing Date: Midnight 29th March 2020
Interviews: TBC

The Living Well Network (LWN) Alliance is a unique partnership between health, adult social care and voluntary sector support delivering innovative mental health services for adults across Lambeth.  The LWN Alliance is responsible for all inpatient and community care services in the borough.

Funded through the Alliance, CLaSS is a 12-month pilot project which will improve outcomes for people with mental health needs receiving acute care in Lambeth. The team will oversee transitions of care into the community for patients whose discharge from hospital has been delayed;  support the entire Mental Health System to improve practice in managing crisis.

You will be working within a multi-disciplinary team made up of a clinical lead, social workers, voluntary sector support workers and administrative staff. In addition you will be supporting people in the community to avoid admission as well as ensuring that people with more complex needs can be discharged from hospital in a timely manner.

This post will give you the opportunity to build on your ability to carry out assessments, identify options, devise plans to achieve these and oversee a multi-agency problem solving approach with people who may have a history of difficulty maintaining accommodation while gaining experience in an exciting new service area

You will have:

  • A commitment to supporting people to live in the least restrictive setting
  • A high level of motivation
  • Great communication and negotiation skills
  • The ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge around practices relevant to achieving timely discharge.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:

  • 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
  • Development opportunities
  • 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Reimbursement of the cost of annual eye test
  • Season ticket/cycle loan
  • Flexible Working
  • EAP services

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Posted on: 16 March 2020
Closed date: 23 April 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker