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Senior Social Worker

The Role

The Community Advice and Support teams (CAST) in Richmond and Wandsworth have opportunities for full time Senior Social Worker roles.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career path into a management role.

This is a new front door service that aims to shift away from process - led intervention to a more dynamic - based practice model which places our clients at the very centre of all that we do.

The Community advice and Support team also carry out the Safeguarding Adults screening function for concerns raised into adult social care.

This is a great opportunity for experienced Social Workers looking to move up in their career and skilled Senior Social Workers who want to progress in their profession, expand their knowledge and use to advance into the future of Adult Health and Social Care.

Senior Social Workers support the management of the team to ensure the delivery of a high quality, timely and person-centred service, that values and promotes the independence and well-being of our residents and their carers.

The role will include providing regular formal supervision to Social Workers and Social Care Assessors. Co-ordination, oversight and clear decision making in managing incoming work and allocation of it is essential to this role. You will be a safeguarding adults manager (SAM) or willing to train as part of this role.

Our vision is to “Deliver the Best for our Residents” and to promote all our residents ’s wellbeing by supporting people to stay active in their communities and retain their independence for as long as possible.

This is a busy team with a fast throughput of work, therefore excellent time management skills and the ability to manage your own caseload is essential.

The person interested in this post will:

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to work
  • Continuously seek better value for money while meeting resident’s outcomes at lower cost
  • Have the interests of residents and service users at heart, and ensuring they receive the highest standards of service provision
  • Take a team approach that values collaboration and partnership working
  • Have knowledge of current developments in relevant legislation, national guidance, and frameworks and how to access more detailed information when necessary, including the local authority’s responsibility to safeguard adults at risk
  • Be able to make rapid judgements, at times in emergencies

The role will require that the candidate has relevant qualification and experience in social care as well as being SWE registered.

For a full job profile please view the attachment.

Application

To apply for this role please upload your CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the role. This will be used for shortlisting purposes. 

There are currently opportunities based in both Richmond and Wandsworth. For an informal discussion please contact (Wandsworth) Clare Graham Assistant Service Manager on clare.graham@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk, (Richmond)  Amelia Fisher Assistant Service Manager on Amelia.Fisher@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 12/02/23

Shortlisting Date: w/c 13/02/23

Interview Date: w/c 20/02/23

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.

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. This campaign is anonymised. 

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, hybrid working from home, compressed or part-time hours. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if there is an option you’d 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.

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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