London borough of islington are looking for adults social worker within substance misuse social worker
- Support, engage and work alongside residents in individual and group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental and physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse etc.
- Assess, interview residents, review records, and confer with other professionals to evaluate the level of substance misuse and relevant interventions and treatment required.
- Collaborate with other professionals i.e. psychologists, doctors, and nurses to plan and coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and resident needs.
- Monitor, evaluate, and record resident progress with respect to individual strength base care act goals.
- Refer resident or family to community resources for activities, employment, education, housing or other to assist in recovery from substance misuse, following through to ensure service efficacy.
- Support and aid family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the resident and make any onward referrals for safeguarding children’s or other as required.
- Modify care and support plans according to changes in residents status.
- Plan, conduct group work or delivery presentations to VCS colleagues when appropriate to prevent substance abuse, to combat social problems, or to improve health and social care services in community.
- Supervise and direct other workers and students both internal and external who provide services to residents around their substance misuse.
- Develop or advise on social care policy and assist in community developments.
- Conduct social research to advance knowledge in this social work field.
- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Performing for people or dealing directly with the public and acting as a role model for colleagues.
- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and others by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person and ensuring records are maintained.
- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
- Analysing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Communicating with people outside the organisation, representing the Council to residents, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.