Social Worker - Adults Social Care

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£31,869 - £38,616
Posted
21 Sep 2020
Closes
18 Oct 2020
Ref
randw/TP/17402/2124
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils Adult Social Services are recruiting Social Workers for both our Richmond and Wandsworth Access teams.

The Access Team is the front door for residents accessing the Adult Social Care Services for Richmond and Wandsworth. Both are fast-paced dynamic team that adopts a strengths-based approach, to promote independence and informed choice.

This is a very exciting time to join the team as we are currently going through a major re- design of our service. The aim is to transform our front door service by implementing a shift away from process led intervention to a more dynamic based practice model which places our clients at the very centre of all that we do. Our aim is to work smarter, efficiently and to work in genuine partnership with our clients, achieving the best possible outcomes.

Our vision is to “Deliver the Best for our Residents” and to promote all our residents’s wellbeing by supporting people to stay active in their communities and retain their independence for as long as possible.

As a qualified social worker you will be required to: 

  • undertake initial preventative assessments and support planning of individual and carers needs to encourage independence, provide support and prevent harm.
  • work in partnership with service users and carers using a person-centered approach, with the aim of maximising independence, wellbeing and choice.
  • apply 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.

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.

The person interested in this post 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

What we can offer you?

  • strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff
  • excellent training and support with continuing professional development through our Adult Social Care Academy 
  • flexible working
  • staff benefits scheme/staff discounts
  • a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays
  • 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

The role will require that the candidate has the relevant social work qualification and experience in social care as well as being registered with Social Work England.

For the full job profile please view the attachment below.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online by submitting a recent CV. This information will be used for shortlisting purposes. For an informal discussion for the Wandsworth Team, please contact Francesca Tortelli - Assistant Service Manager on 02088717168 or if you are interested in working in the Richmond Team please contact, Clare Graham - Assistant Service Manager on 02088714860.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 18 October 2020

Shortlisting Date: W/C 19 October 2020

Interview Date: W/C 26 October 2020

Useful Information

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.

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).