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Social Worker - Adults Front Door Team
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Would you like the opportunity to shape and develop Adult Social Care in Richmond and Wandsworth Councils?
Are you keen to join an organisation committed to outstanding practice?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
A unique opportunity has arisen for Social Workers to join our new Community Advice and Support Team where you will be working jointly for two high performing London councils operating in an innovative shared staffing arrangement (SSA).
The SSA serves over half a million residents across Richmond and Wandsworth, and we are passionate about developing and transforming services to really connect with the communities we serve. We want to recruit and retain staff who are representative of the residents we serve.
About the Service:
We are a newly formed team with an opportunity to truly make a difference to the lives of people approaching adult social care for the first time. Our team is working in innovative new ways to maximise a person’s strengths and exploring preventative support to reduce their reliance on statutory services.
We are looking for someone who shares our values and commitment to improve the lives of our residents with a keen interest to learn and innovate and a commitment to strengths-based practice and prevention. The Social Worker in the Community Advice and Support Team will be responsible for working in a truly person-centred way offering residents the option to engage with the service in a way that suits them, including on the phone, video or face to face at local talking points.
The role requires Social Worker’s to:
- Work creatively with residents and explore all available preventative options, connecting people to local services and communities.
- Have good conversations with people to identify strengths and networks, providing a range of preventative services to support independence.
- Work closely with voluntary sector partners and communities to operate physical talking points in the borough.
- Signpost and give meaningful information and advice including self-management strategies.
- Lead on more complex cases requiring assessment, development of creative and innovative short-term support and organise provision of urgent care.
- Complete safeguarding screenings to determine if Section 42 threshold is met and identify immediate safety actions and implements these.
The Richmond Team is aligned to the existing Localities of Teddington, Twickenham, and Richmond & Barnes. These Localities aligns easily with Richmond PCNs. The Wandsworth Team is aligned to the Localities of North, South and West Wandsworth which also align to the Wandsworth PCNs.
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. We would like to hear from people who are passionate about delivering the best services to our residents.
To apply for this role please complete the application form which will ask you for CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.
For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Amelia Fisher, Richmond Assistant Service Manager on Amelia.Fisher@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or Ansonette Philander, Wandsworth Assistant Service Manager on Ansonette.email@example.com
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!
In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we can offer you a salary up to £47,082 per annum (subject to experience).
We can also offer you:
- £3,000 retention bonus (every 2 years’ service)
- Payment of Social Work England registration fee
- Performance related salary progression scheme
- 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays (39 paid days in total)
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if this is something you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 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.
Closing date: 29th September 2023
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.
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.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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).