Social Worker

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£36,618 - £44,598 per annum
10 May 2021
31 May 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Transform life outcomes for our most vulnerable residents. 

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) is a fantastic place in which to live and work. As one of the most densely populated areas of London, our local population benefit from living in the heart of London, with some of the most iconic sights on their doorstep. But at RBKC, we are acutely aware that not everyone can appreciate all that this great part of the city has to offer, and some of our residents need a little more support. As such, every decision that we make at RBKC is focussed on ensuring a great quality of life for all of our residents – something that is particularly true of our dynamic and friendly Integrated Adult Social Care team. 

This is a unique opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team that comprises of Psychiatrists, Nurses (CPNs), Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and an Approved Mental Health Professional. The team offers an integrated health and social care service reducing the need to make onward referrals. We have adopted a holistic approach to all that we do, delivering a seamless service in which we collaboratively create better life outcomes for people with mental health problems – and it is within this progressive department that you could find an exceptional career path. 

The Role:

Delivering a high-quality social work service to older adults with both physical and complex mental health problems people you will be responsible for their care coordination and case management. With a focus on improving their wellbeing, you will promote their recovery and independence wherever possible, balancing this against the need to protect their safety. As such, you will carry out Care Act strength-based assessments and reviews to support people in choosing outcomes which are both preventative and well-suited to their current needs, and you will ensure they are supported in managing their identified risks. Safeguarding this group of vulnerable service users is key to this post.

Defining personalised care, support and crisis care plans, you will also work with carers to ensure they are being adequately supported. This will include conducting assessments of the pressures being put on them and shaping Carers Care Plans. 

If you are keen to embrace the varied development opportunities that we can offer you – with emphasis on becoming an AMHP (if you aren’t already one) or furthering your knowledge with enhanced training – then you will excel in our team.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information 

About You:

To make the most of this challenging role, you will be a qualified and registered Social Worker with at least two years of experience of working with adult service users who have mental and physical health problems, and preferably with experience of working with older adults. With a good knowledge of the Mental Health Act and all relevant legislation, you will be comfortable using electronic case management systems, and you will have a good understanding of the services that you can signpost people to. Confident in your ability to conduct assessments and devise the best solutions for those under your care using value for money principles, you will be a resilient individual who can work flexibly with multidisciplinary colleagues, and you will be keen to embrace new ways of working. You will also be a highly organised and motivated individual, who is capable of managing your own workload. With great diversity awareness, you will utilise your excellent communication skills to help people in crisis from all walks of life, and above all else, you will be passionate about playing your part in improving people’s lives. 

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. Only CV’s will not be considered for this role.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

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