Social Worker – Adult Social Care

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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Health and Social Care, Adult Services
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

Camden Council is changing the way it delivers adult social work with the introduction of the Camden Model of Social Work. The needs of disabled and older residents can be best met through social workers who are undertaking direct work in partnership with them to help them identify their strengths and achieve positive change. You can expect a strong Social Work commitment, enhanced by a Principal Social Worker and Professional Social Work educator, clinical support when required, group reflective supervision and individual supervision sessions.

We focus on developing individual skills set to undertake the full range of the role across the service; we have excellent community resources and multi-agency working arrangements which ensure the holistic needs of our disabled and older residents are met.

As you develop within the service, further opportunities will arise and you will have the chance to broaden your skills and experience and progress in your chosen career path.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

You will need to think out of the box, go that extra mile, believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that Camden’s older and disabled residents are at the heart of everything we do.

You must have knowledge and understanding of the pressures faced by disabled and older residents and how this applies to their care and support needs. The role will include supporting hospital discharges speedily and effectively ensuring delayed transfers of care are kept to a minimum.

Camden is one of the most diverse boroughs in London, with a rich and varied heritage. The Council offices are located in the vibrant canal-side setting of Pancras Square, with an exciting cultural scene, close to Kings Cross and St Pancras International stations. The University College London and Royal Free Hospitals - where our hospital staff are mainly based - are world-renowned.

- Minimum of 2 years’ post-qualifying experience in Adult Social Care

- Social Work qualifications and valid SWE registration

- Knowledge of the legislative framework relating to Adults and the Care Act

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG,


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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