Children's Social Worker/Senior Social Worker (0-25 Children with Disability Team)

London (Greater)
£31,013 to £42,710
04 Mar 2020
31 May 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Do you want to work in a supportive and collaborative team?

Are you passionate about promoting equality and independence for disabled children, young people and their families?

Would you relish the unique opportunity to work across children’s and adults’ services (up to 25) with young people with disabilities to achieve their full potential in adulthood?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We are looking for a social worker or senior social worker to join our 0-25 Disability Service and play a central role in delivering high-quality and responsive social work across children’s and adults’ services (up to 25).

It’s a role to assess, plan and review disabled children and young people for short breaks, wellbeing and safeguarding purposes under the Children’s and Care act. The role will see you work collaboratively with allied health and social care practitioners, bringing together and coordinating the team around the child to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to safeguarding, as well as Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review (APIR).  

You’ll act as the lead professional in statutory cases - including child protection, care proceedings, looked-after children, Transition (Care Act 2014) assessments and support planning, mental capacity work and safeguarding adults - while undertaking the full range of social work tasks with disabled children, young people and their families.  Full training will be supplied if you do not have experience in either children's or adults social work.

Ideally the successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of working in both adults and children’s legislation. However, this is not essential and full training will be provided on areas that you’re not a specialist in.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • A relevant social work qualification and HCPC membership
  • Passed your ASYE year
  • Creative planning & Assessment skills
  • Experience of working across voluntary and statutory agencies
  • A excellent communicator
  • Understand the needs of children and young people
  • Applied knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance

For an informal discussion please contact Eric Richardson, 0-25 Disability Social Work Service Manager, on 020 8871 5844 or email


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance 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 is also offered.

Useful Information

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.

Equality Statement

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 pleased to be 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 are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.