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As part of our Adult Social Care team, you’ll support residents, meet their individual needs and improve their wellbeing as part of a professional care management service.

What will you do?

You’ll promote independence, choice and control for vulnerable residents. Working with people over 18, including older adults and those with long-term health conditions, you’ll deliver personalised care and support. You’ll produce personalised support plans, assessments and assist with goal setting – enabling residents to live with as much autonomy as possible.

We're looking for enthusiastic professionals for a range of roles:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Experienced Adult Social Worker
  • Social Worker/AMHP Duty Worker
  • Team Manager, Community Health and Social Care

You’ll listen and communicate with residents who need our support, while gathering information and analysing situations objectively. At all times, you’ll demonstrate your commitment to supporting vulnerable adults, and maintain high levels of professional practice as set by the council and Social Work England. Plus, you’ll maintain excellent records and act in accordance with anti-discriminatory practice, confidentiality, and departmental standards.

To join, experience working in a social care setting is essential, as is knowledge of safeguarding procedures and relevant legislation including the Care Act (2014) and the Mental Capacity Act (2004).

What do we offer?

We provide a comprehensive range of courses and workshops to further your professional development, as well as being a member of the West London Social Work Teaching Partnership and Research in Practice for Adults (RIPFA) which also offers excellent CPD training. In addition, we offer a travel allowance from day one (Zone 1 and 2), up to 33 days annual leave, flexible working options and a generous benefits package.

Salary range: £36,618 - £44,598 plus Zones 1 and 2 travel allowance

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check

Scope to explore your commitment to caring

In Kensington and Chelsea, we support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. By sharing facilities and expertise with Westminster City Council, we’re able to offer joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving. This means our Occupational Therapy (OT) services are well resourced, with a manageable caseload. We don’t just talk about person-centred care, we deliver it. Our OTs have everything they need to provide a service they’re proud of.

The Role:

Develop your professional expertise by joining an OT team with the time, resources and commitment to care. While looking after a diverse population, you’ll be able to focus on individualised care and early intervention. You’ll work as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team alongside social workers, rehabilitation workers and other support staff. Together we’ll deliver adult social care services that are some of the best in the country.

Working with adults with physical disabilities, you’ll combine strength-based assessment and planning with a creative approach to meeting service users’ needs. You’ll offer advice on ways of reducing risk and overcoming the problems of daily living using a mixture of new techniques and technological solutions. You’ll also help in the supervision of OT Assistants and students and you will ensure you stay up-to-date on developments in the profession. Your insights and ideas are important to us and you’ll be encouraged to share them.

About You:

A qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, you’ll have experience of working with older and disabled people and will be aware of the issues they face with inner-city living. You’ll be practised in undertaking holistic, person-centred assessments of users’ and carers’ needs. Good knowledge of health and safety legislation and other relevant guidance is essential. You’ll have a collaborative approach to work and a commitment to helping others achieve their full potential.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Occupational Therapist Job description

Salary range: £36,618 - £44,598 per annum plus Zones 1 and 2 travel allowance

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check

Empowered to make a difference ΜΆ to individuals and wider service delivery

At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we put our communities first. We strive to provide quality services that are effective and efficient, acting with respect and integrity in all that we do. As an Adult Social Worker, you’ll support residents to meet their individual needs and improve their wellbeing as part of a professional care management service.

The Role:

You’ll promote independence, choice and control for vulnerable residents. Working with people over 18, including older adults and those with long-term health conditions, you’ll deliver personalised care and support. You’ll produce personalised support plans, assessments and assist with goal setting – enabling residents to live with as much autonomy as possible.

We’re proud that people from so many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds call our borough home. You’ll listen and communicate with residents who need our support, while gathering information and analysing situations objectively. At all times you’ll demonstrate your commitment to supporting vulnerable adults, and maintain high standards of professional practice as set by the council and Social Work England.

You’ll also work in partnership with other professionals and participate in team and service development project work. We work collaboratively to constantly learn and adapt to our customers’ needs – it’s one of our key values. You’ll maintain excellent records and act in accordance with anti-discriminatory practice, confidentiality, and departmental standards.

About You:

To join, experience working in a social care setting is essential, as is knowledge of safeguarding procedures and relevant legislation including the Care Act (2014) and the Mental Capacity Act (2004). You must have BA, BSc, DIPSW, CQSW or MA in social work, or equivalent, and be registered with Social Work England.

Experienced Adult Social Worker Job description

Salary range: £36,618 – £44,598 plus continued contribution of £3,000 p/a to AMHP rota plus Zones 1 and 2 travel allowance

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check

The support you need to make good decisions, for those who may be in crisis.

In Kensington and Chelsea, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived wards. Our challenges have become particularly acute during the pandemic but, by sharing facilities and expertise in a bi-borough agreement with Westminster City Council, we have sustained joined-up health and social care services that put residents at their heart. We support people’s independence and wellbeing and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. However, when mental health crises occur, our Duty Team of AMHPs are ready to act.

The Role:

You’ll provide both assessment and support to people referred with urgent mental health issues which are likely to require statutory intervention. You will signpost and support colleagues to consider least restrictive practices, promoting the independence and rights of vulnerable individuals, addressing safeguarding issues, and advocating and empowering people to make their own choices where they can. No two days are the same and, in our diverse and densely populated borough, you’ll need to be ready for a range of both challenging and rewarding situations. Working to keep service users and those around them safe means looking at the bigger picture, whilst considering several courses of actions available, escalating where necessary to optimise the best outcomes. This is a non-case holding role, you will work within a small dedicated team, have the autonomy to make decisions on cases as an experienced AMHP with a sound knowledge of the law, whilst working closely with other partner agencies in a collaborative approach, to reach the desired outcome for that individual and their immediate needs. The team promotes a flexible and collective responsibility to prioritising workload according to risk, urgency and complexity, and with the full support and access to management.

Problem solving and calm under pressure, you’ll have the ability to maintain professionalism whilst in situations of conflict and stress, often dealing with competing demands.

About You:

 You’ll be a qualified and registered social worker, with sound experience of practising as an AMHP in many different settings especially duty work. Proactive and focused on finding both practicable and realistic solutions, you’ll bring a wide range of skills and strategies to every situation and be able to apply them flexibly and creatively. Clear communication and effective negotiating skills are key, and you’ll also be adept at coaching and mentoring others to help develop a strong and expert team. You will have sound record keeping and clear decision-making skills, be competent in applying the law. Value promoting and protecting the rights of individuals, whilst ensuring safety is at the forefront of your decision making 

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, travel allowance equivalent to zones one and two, generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Social Worker / AMHP Duty Worker Job description

Salary range: £42,300 - £57,300 per annum plus Zones 1 and 2 travel allowance

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent 

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check

Lead the future of Occupational Therapy. 

The Occupational Therapy (OT) team at Kensington and Chelsea are committed to delivering the most exceptional level of service to everyone who needs our help. Working in partnership with our colleagues at Westminster City Council, we champion every individual’s independence, working creatively to give them the means with which to live autonomously in the community. With a focus on safeguarding people from harm, reducing risks and offering choice, we strive to ensure our clients benefit from the most innovative integrated health and social care solutions. As such, our services are well resourced, and we see to it that our people have manageable case-loads – resulting in a dynamic working environment.

The Role:

Push yourself to achieve even more with a team who are keen to continue on their exciting journey of improvement. During the pandemic, our modernisation was catapulted to new heights as we successfully explored the benefits of AI, virtual consultations and digital platforms. The steps we have taken are exceptional, and now we are keen to progress even further. You will be at the forefront of this transformation as you determine our next steps. 

As our OT Team Manager, you’ll share our ambition to deliver fully integrated health and social care services. Managing a portfolio of multi-agency services, you will put people at the heart of every decision as you drive the highest standards and ensure our residents are getting optimum value for money. Managing a team of talented OTs, you will put the measures in place to oversee their clinical and professional development, and you will inspire a collective drive for ongoing improvement. From shaping policies through to allocating a £2million budget for home care and community equipment, this is a unique chance to define our future journey and ensure every member of the team is working towards a shared vision. 

About You:

As a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist with senior-level clinical experience and experience of driving large-scale change, you’ll set inspirational standards. Working collaboratively with multiple services including hospital-based health colleagues and the learning disability team, you will confidently share knowledge and use your leadership qualities to upskill the team. Translating statute into policy and practice, you will combine solid budgetary skills with an innovative approach to all that you do. Crucially, you will both embrace and be the catalyst for change.

In return, we will see to it that you benefit from a great work/life balance, enhanced by a competitive salary, generous annual leave and access to a desirable pension scheme. 

Team Manager Community Health and Social Care Job description