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Social Worker

Job Reference randw/TP/17402/6416

Number of Positions:
1
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time (36 hours)
Contract Details:
Permanent
Salary:
£36,426 - £49,503 per annum
Working Hours:
36 Hours
Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Wandsworth, London
Job Category:
Social work: Adults – Qualified
Directorate:
Adult Social Care and Public Health
Business Area:
ASD - Operations

About Us

Would you like the opportunity to take on new training and development opportunities that will lead to promotions and pay enhancements without the need to apply for a new Social Work post?

If so, then apply to our Adult Social Care Teams here at Richmond and Wandsworth Councils to shape and develop your career!

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are looking for experienced, qualified post ASYE Social Workers to join our Adult Social Care teams.

The teams consist of Service Managers, Assistant Service Managers, Senior Social Workers, Social Workers and Social Care Assessors who work across the boroughs. Our focus is to provide a holistic, personalised, strength based service to residents over the age of 18.

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we can offer you a salary up to £49,503 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

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.

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.

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.

We are committed to the development of our staff; our Adult Social Care Academy offers a range of professional development opportunities for staff in the Adult Social Care and Public Health Department.

You will:

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to work
  • Continuously seek better value for money while meeting resident’s outcomes at lower cost
  • Have the interests of residents and service users at heart, and ensuring they receive the highest standards of service provision
  • Take a team approach that values collaboration and partnership working.
  • Have knowledge of current developments in relevant legislation, national guidance and frameworks and how to access more detailed information when necessary, including the local authority’s responsibility to safeguard adults at risk
  • Be able to make rapid judgements, at times in emergencies

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.

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.

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!

Recruitment Timeline:

The applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

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.

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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