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Social Worker

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

The Role

Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services 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 who share our values and commitment and are passionate about improving lives of local residents.

We currently have a Social Worker vacancy in our Richmond and Barnes Social Care Team. This dynamic team has enthusiastic and passionate Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Social Care Assessors who are co-located with the local District Nurses and Community Matrons. The team’s focus is to 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.

As a qualified, HCPC registered, social worker key aspects of the role include: 

  • undertaking assessments of individual and carers needs and risks to encourage independence, provide support and prevent harm.
  • working in partnership with service users and carers using a person-centred approach, with the aim of maximising independence, wellbeing and choice.
  • applying social work principles and values to guide professional practice and respect diversity

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.

Safeguarding adults is a priority to Richmond and Wandsworth Social Services and you would receive specialist training and close supervision from a member of the management team to develop this area of your practice.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need) 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 are also offered.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and address three required questions.

For an informal discussion please contact Margot Behrmann, Locality Manager on Margot.Behrmann@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  28 July 2019

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.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

Useful Information:

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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