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AEDT Senior Social Worker (AMHP)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role


Kingston Merton Richmond and Sutton Service


The Adults Emergency Duty Team (AEDT) is looking to recruit two full time Senior Social Workers/Approved Mental Health Professional to join the permanent team of 6 (which includes the manager).

The team operates across four London Boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton and is hosted by Richmond. AEDT provides an emergency social work service to mental health and adult emergency referrals as well as homelessness services to all the adult user groups that are vulnerable under the housing act.

AEDT operates after hours on a rota basis and covers from 5pm to 9am during the week and 24 hours at the weekend and bank holidays. The full time AEDT senior social worker will work with four other full time senior social workers on the rota. The team also has a bank of 5 sessional senior social workers who support the permanent staff.  There are at least 12 sessional shifts available each month and more depending on training and sickness in relation to permanent staff. The sessional staff cover mainly 6 hour shifts mostly on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays although there are also some sessional shifts midweek.

We are looking for an experienced AMHP, who has a good understanding of safeguarding adults as well as having excellent social work skills. You will need to be confident of managing risk and be able to work on your own in a demanding environment. There is always support available from the team manager and other team members for consultation when it is needed.

Team members work from home with access via the web to the Richmond IT system. You will be provided with a computer for use at home. A full driving licence and use of a car are also required. The senior social workers will also receive a recruitment and retention allowance after one year service.  

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact: Philip Hammond, AEDT Manager on 07939595474.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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