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Consultant Social Worker - Contextual Safeguarding Team

London Borough of Merton
Merton, London (Greater)
£48,060 - £51,093per annum inclusive plus an Essential user car
Closing date
31 May 2024

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My Family, My Future, My Merton 

We want Merton to be a great place for every child to grow up, and to give every child the best start in life.  

• We keep children and young people at the heart of our work 

• We 'Think Family' and focus on the strengths within families 

• We are committed to doing what we say we will do 

• We learn from what we do to improve the experiences of children, young people, and families 

• We celebrate difference. 

UTURN Contextual Safeguarding Team work with children and young people at risk of or experiencing Contextual Harm. Our work centres on the importance of creating safety in relationships and reducing contextual harm to the child or young person. We offer a non-judgemental and trauma informed intensive support, which focuses on what the child/ young people / young adults’ behaviour is telling us about their lived experience. Our work is bespoke, consent based for non-statutory cases and service user led. This means that we will work hard to find creative ways to engage with all young people who are referred to us and work creatively with them in their communities and environments in a way that promotes safety. We work with young people subject to a Child in Need, Child Protection Plans and Children Looked After with Contextual Harm Risks. UTURN works with the local community and agencies both voluntary and statutory to provide projects to reduce the risk of contextual harm in specific identified areas.  

The role of Consultant Social Worker within the UTURN Team offers some direct work via projects and supporting the Team Manager and the team in the adoption of Contextual Safeguarding approaches with communities, statutory and voluntary agencies. The role gives opportunities to further develop skills in management and supervision of staff.  

Social Workers can develop their project planning skills, deliver training to internal teams and external partners, and access developmental courses as part of ongoing professional development. You will be well supported by experienced permanent Team Managers and Service Managers/Head of Services

We welcome applications from a diverse range of professionals and encourage representatives of Black/Mixed Heritage and Asian Groups to apply to Merton in the interests of valuing and promoting diversity within our team. 

For an informal discussion please contact the Team Manager Emma Bradley at 

Consultant Social Worker JOB DESCRIPTION

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020 8274 4901
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

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