Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Children with Disabilities Team
Do you want to make a difference to children with disabilities in Wandsworth?
Do you make positive and lasting relationships with children & their families?
Are you a skilled communicator and able to build strong partnerships and work collaboratively with multi-agency colleagues?
If the answer is ‘yes’ then this is the perfect role for you!
Our Children with Disabilities Service are looking to recruit a permanent Social Worker or Senior Social Worker to join our amazing team and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children in Wandsworth!
We want every child with disabilities referred to our team to have a high quality social work service, including an up to date child focussed assessment and services that meet their needs and are regularly reviewed so they can be flexible when needs change.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in one of the Children with Disabilities Teams within the 0-25 Disability Service in Wandsworth. The team covers the range of children’s social work with children with disabilities and their families, aged 0-18 years, including assessments, working with children who have child in need and child protection plans, children subject to pre proceedings under the PLO, care proceedings and those who are looked after by the local authority.
You will be a passionate and driven Social Worker who is looking to expand or develop further your experience in practice with children and families with disabilities.
You will be innovative and creative in your approach to delivering services to children and families and be able to work closely with the team, team manager, service manager and multi-agency partners to provide a service that meets each child’s needs.
For more information and discussion please e-mail Liisa Jordan, Service Manager: Liisa.Jordan@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 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.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing Date: Sunday 11th July 2021
- Shortlisting Date: week commencing Monday 12th July 2021
- Interview Date: week commencing 19th July 2021
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. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you 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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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).
How to apply
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
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