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Adolescent Social Worker

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£32,427 to £44,658
Closing date
3 Jul 2022
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Do you see yourself promoting good practice in social work?

Do you have a passion for working with and safeguarding Adolescents and young people at risk in the community?

Would you like to join a council that promotes positive outcomes for children and gives you permission to work creatively and collaboratively?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

About you

We are looking for experienced creative and passionate social workers to join our Adolescent social work team within the Specialist Families Services. We are recruiting permanent Social Workers, Senior Social Workers and Advanced Social Workers to play a central role in safeguarding young people at risk of Extra Familial Harm. 

About the service

We have adopted a Contextual Safeguarding Approach, which we see as key to addressing many of the risk our young people potentially face including Child Sexual Exploitation, Criminal Exploitation, Serious Youth Violence, Gangs, Missing and online/social media abuse. The Specialist Services for Families works collaboratively with our partners, Adolescents, and their families to effectively mitigate contextual harm to young people in Wandsworth.

Our specialist services work systemically to Target the contexts in which that abuse occurs, from assessment through to interventions. Using a trauma informed and relational framework to address extra-familial risk through the lens of child protection, to mitigate harm, promote safety and support children and young people to achieve their full potential.

In the service we utilise partnerships between children’s services and agencies who have a reach into extra-familial contexts. In this role you will work within an adolescent team, following statutory child protection procedures and frameworks to Assessment, Plan, Implement and Review interventions with young people and their families. 

This is a specialist area of practice, it is important that all practitioners, supervisors, and senior leaders are diligent in ensuring that young people are kept safe, with early identification of needs, up to date risk assessments and robust plans, that are continuously reviewed to demonstrate impact.

We are looking for social workers who are confident in their practice and hold strong assessment and planning skills, being able to come alongside families within their contexts to assess, plan, implement and review interventions confidently and skilfully.


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. You will also be availed of all training available to the service.

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