Hafina qualified as a social worker in 1997. She started her career working with drug and alcohol users and was part of founding a substance misuse team for the Caerphilly borough. Since 2004 Hafina has specialised in working with people with learning disabilities and complex needs including physical disability.
Over a number of years Hafina has gained extensive experience of working as part of multidisciplinary teams, most recently, in Herefordshire Complex Care Team as a senior practitioner giving her experience of working with a wide variety of conditions including learning disability, mental health, acquired brain injury and working with older people with dementia. Hafina oversees 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 WCM, 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 the human rights for individuals who lack capacity.
Hafina has proven experience in providing sound case management, assessment, care planning, support and advocacy services as required within relevant policies and working practices. She has the ability to communicate with vulnerable adults, children and carers from all walks of life with empathy and humour.
Hafina has an extensive history of multidisciplinary working with other professionals within local authority, health, voluntary and provider sectors and experience of recruiting and managing care teams in line with CQC and CIW guidelines.
- Brain Injury
- Complex Disability
- Mental Health
- Experience working with drug and alcohol users
- Qualified best interest assessor
- Proven ability of working under pressure
- Able to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Strong people and communication skills