Hafina qualified as a social worker from the University of Wales, Swansea, in 1997. She started her career working with drug and alcohol users and was part of founding a substance misuse team for Caerphilly borough. Since 2004 Hafina has specialised in working with people with learning disabilities and complex needs, and for the last 12 years has gained extensive experience of working as part of various multidisciplinary teams, most recently, in Herefordshire Complex Care Team as a senior practitioner.
Hafina has also qualified as a best interest assessor, as well as overseeing the provision of assessment, commissioning care packages and treatment for adults with LD Mental Health and ABI.
As well as working as a case manager with Westcountry Case Management since 2015, Hafina works as an independent social worker carrying out best interest and DoLS, independent assessments in line with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and is passionate about being a strong advocate in upholding individuals who lack capacity’s human rights.
- Proven experience in providing sound case management, assessment, care planning, support and advocacy services as required within relevant policies and working practices.
- Strong people and communication skills with the ability to communicate with vulnerable adults, children and carers from all walks of life with empathy and humour.
- Extensive history of multidisciplinary working with other professionals within local authority, health, voluntary and provider sectors.
- Proven ability of working under pressure.
- Ability to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience of recruiting and managing care teams in line with CQC guidelines.
Professional Affiliations & Additional Qualifications
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Care Council for Wales registered