Transitions Social Worker
The Merton Transition Team supports young people with disabilities in their preparation from childhood to adulthood and strives to provide a smooth transition into adult services. The Transition Team social workers work with those young people with severe and complex needs/disabilities, many of which have an Education Health and Care Plan which supports them through their educational journey.
As a Transition worker you will be required to work in a multi-disciplinary setting alongside colleagues within health, education and social care. You will also work closely with young people and their families as well as other sectors within the voluntary community who are all pivotal to the transition process.
It is essential for all young people and their families within transition to have a good experience as they transition into adulthood. Transition should therefore be a smooth process; one which is delivered both efficiently and effectively with a person/family centred approach.
At Merton Council we work within the legislative frameworks for children and adults within agreed national and Local Authority policies and procedures and we take pride in delivering excellent services.
We are looking with someone with a passion for supporting young people, who is a good team player , has excellent communication skills and enjoys working in a multidisciplinary approach .
The team is dynamic and busy but is striving to make positive changes and encourage as much independence as possible using a strengths based approach to their work and to develop what we do in the Transition Team .
Merton is a diverse borough and is committed to equality of opportunity and respect for diversity which extends not only to employees, but also to our service users and community partners. Our vision is to be London’s best council and for Merton to be a great place to live and call home.
We are one of the best connected areas of south London with fourteen National Rail stations, five underground stations (District and Northern lines) and the London Trams service joining Wimbledon, Morden and Croydon. The road also offers access to the M23, M25, Channel Tunnel and airports
To apply for this job please visit jobs.merton.gov.uk.