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Duty Social Worker

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

The Role

Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Care & Public Health Department has strong social work values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers.

We are looking for experienced, qualified, post AYSE Social Workers to join our Wandsworth East Locality team.

The team consists of 1 Locality Manager, 3 Assistant Locality Managers, Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, and Social Care Assessors who provide a holistic, personalised, strength-based service to residents over the age of 18 who have physical disabilities and older people with physical and mental health disabilities.

This role centres around being part of the permanent duty system.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Taking duty calls, signposting, and providing preventive support to residents and their carers to help manage risks and maintain wellbeing and prevent harm
  • Working autonomously, acting safely, and ensuring accountable professional practice. Making decisions, and escalating issues for management attention as appropriate.
  • Working in a strengths-based, person-centred approach to promote the rights and wellbeing of service users and carers.
  • Ensuring professional curiosity, principles and values of honesty, openness, dignity, respect, and diversity in practice
  • Completing visits and undertaking assessments of individuals and carers to encourage independence, provide support and prevent harm.
  • Assisting with safeguarding enquiries.

Candidates must have post qualification experience along with a good knowledge of relevant legislation and local authority responsibilities in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. You must have good communication, decision-making and time management skills.

We are committed to the development of our staff; our Adult Social Care Academy offers a range of professional development opportunities for staff in Adult Social Care and Public Health.

To apply please submit your CV and complete the application process online.

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact: Satch Jani, Wandsworth East Locality Manager on Satch.Jani@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you would like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  29th August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 30th August 2022

Interview Date: 05th September 2022

Useful Information:

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. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.


Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

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 proud to be a 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).

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