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Social Worker

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

The Role

“Delivering the best for residents” is our vision for change in Adult Social Care across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils in South West London. Above all, it is about promoting wellbeing and supporting residents to remain active in their communities and to retain their independence for as long as possible.

We are looking for Social Workers who share our values and vision for integrating health and social care and discharge to assess for the each of the following teams:

  • Richmond Response & Rehabilitation Team (RRRT social work)
  • Wandsworth Hospital Teams (St George’s Hospital Team and Out of Borough Team).

Hospital social work often requires a response to crises, so the ability to think quickly, act calmly and work creatively is needed in this area of social work, to facilitate safe and timely discharges. We are committed to positive outcomes, ensuring that our residents and carers receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

You will be required to undertake Care Act assessments, reviews and support plans. Candidates must have post qualification experience along with a strong knowledge of relevant legislation including Mental Capacity Act 2005, Safeguarding Adults, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and how to apply this legislation in relation to hospital discharges. You must have good, clear communication skills, sharp 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 roles please contact:

** For Richmond Response & Rehabilitation Team (RRRT social work & Wandsworth Out of Borough team) – Angela Kelly – angela.kelly@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk **

** For Wandsworth (St George’s Hospital Team) – Charlotte Appleton – charlotte.appleton@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. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options 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.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 5th December 2021

Shortlisting Date: 6th/7th December 2021

Interview Date: w/c 13th December 2021  

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.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

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).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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