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Childrens & Adults (AMHP) Generic Senior Social Worker - Out of Hours Team

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

The Role

Wandsworth require a full time (36 hours per week) and a part time (18 hours per week) experienced social workers who have maintained excellent post qualifying learning and interest across the full range of social work practice, including Vulnerable Adults, Children and Mental Health (AMHP) to join our excellent Out of Hours Team. You should be confident to work alone, whilst making high level decisions.  You will need to demonstrate contemporary social work knowledge of statutory social work for both adults and children. The successful candidate must be able to drive and have access to a car.

The team provides a comprehensive generic social work service out of hours via a duty system and as an experienced social worker you will be required to have the confidence to work independently in an out of hours environment, with minimum management support.  You must be able to demonstrate the skills required to work with service users in a challenging out of hours environment, whilst maintaining a caring attitude.

We are keen to attract a highly skilled and motivated person with a can-do compassionate attitude who is a trained Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) with excellent knowledge in respect of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

For informal discussions about the role, please contact Sarah Abbot on Sarah.Abbott@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Benefits

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 2nd August 2020
  • Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing 3rd August 2020
  • Interview Date: Week Commencing 10th August 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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