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Social Worker - Learning Disability Team

Job Reference randw/TP/17402/6153

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time (36 hours)
Contract Details:
£32,428 - £47,082 per annum
Working Hours:
36 Hours
Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Social work: Adults – Qualified
Adult Social Care and Public Health
Business Area:
ASD - Operations

About Us

We are looking for skilled Social Workers who will bring to this role high quality and effective social work support, delivering excellent strengths-based assessments, intervention, care planning and support service to people with learning disabilities.

The Ideal candidate will possess a good working knowledge of the Adult Social care legal framework that underpins Social Work. Develop their knowledge of local resources/options for adults with a learning disabilities diagnosis and where to access these. Work collaboratively with individuals, their carers and with other professionals and agencies. You will also have a good understanding and working knowledge of Continuing Health Care processes and assessments. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. Mental capacity and Best Interest processes

You will have an excellent and demonstrable knowledge of relevant social care and health legislation, policies, procedures and best practice guides. You will have the skills to respond appropriately to unexpected events and crisis and have the ability to recognise signs of harm, abuse and neglect and how to manage these issues.

As an employer Richmond and Wandsworth offers an extensive catalogue of training and professional development options for Social Workers within our Adult Social Care Academy. This is inclusive of opportunities for career progression and specialist training such as AMHP training.

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, then please 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 and contribute to a good work/life balance!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. 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.

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
  • 32 days annual leave plus bank holidays (40 paid days in total)
  • Regular reflective supervision and peer group supervision
  • Bespoke Personal Development Plans
  • Amazing fully funded training opportunities and career pathways including – Practice Educator; Leadership and Management; Best Interest Assessor; Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP); Social Work Apprenticeships; Coaching and Mentoring and Adults Safeguarding at Risk. 
  • Access to Research in Practice membership and Institute of Leadership and Management resources

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Applications will close on Friday 29th September

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.

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.

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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