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Social Worker

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Social Worker to join our fast paced, dynamic and evolving social work locality team based in Wandsworth working with adults with disabilities, age-related impairments and adults at risk. Our work also includes providing Care Act assessments to prisoners in HMP Wandsworth.

The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in a shared staffing structure across both boroughs. In order to ensure the service promotes independence in line with the Richmond and Wandsworth's values and behaviours. The role will require that the candidate has a relevant qualification in Social work as well as being HCPC registered.

The team takes a multi-agency approach, working alongside health colleagues, and other professional agencies. The work within the team is varied, which includes complex care management, with a strong focus on wellbeing, keeping people in the community, and providing direct payments to increase individuals’ control over their own care.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide Case/Care management.
  • Undertake effective assessments of the individual/carers needs and risks to encourage independence, provide support and prevent harm, by promoting their well-being in accordance with the Care Act 2014
  • To undertake statutory interventions where service users are deemed to be at risk, including situations where people may be neglected or abused in accordance with the Inter-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults.
  • Completion of Mental Capacity assessments and CHC assessments, in accordance with current legislation.
  • Have at least 2 years post qualification experience, including successful completion of the ASYE course.

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.

Richmond and Wandsworth offer several benefits to employees which include:

  • Strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff.
  • Excellent training and support with continuing professional development.
  • Flexible Working.
  • Staff benefit scheme/staff discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments.
  • 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • New technology scheme
  • Interest free loans on annual travel cards.

The selection process will include an interview and a written test.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact, Adrian Barclay, Service Manager on Adrian.Barclay@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply online' button at the bottom of the page.  If you have any issues with the online service, please email Recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  27th October 2019

Shortlisting Date: 31st October 2019

Interview Date: 12th November 2019

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.

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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