Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services are looking for two experienced qualified Social Workers within the Richmond and Barnes Social Care Team. This team consists of Social Workers and Social Care Assessors who are co-located with the local District Nurses and Community Matrons. The team’s focus is to provide a holistic, personalised, strength-based service to residents over the age of 18 who have physical disabilities and older people with physical and mental health disabilities.
We value work life balance offering manageable caseload and flexible working. The office is based conveniently 12 minutes from Clapham Junction in East Sheen. There is onsite parking available for staff. The team conveniently situated next to two large GP surgeries, the library, Sheen Day Centre and the Alzheimer’s Carers Café. There is limited car parking space available on site.
As a qualified social worker, you will be required to:
- undertake assessments of individual and carers needs and risks to encourage independence, provide support and prevent harm.
- work in partnership with service users and carers using a person-centred approach, with the aim of maximising independence, wellbeing and choice.
- apply social work principles and values to guide professional practice and respect diversity.
Candidates must have post qualification experience along with a good knowledge of relevant legislation and local authority responsibilities in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. You must have good communication, decision-making and time management skills. Safeguarding adults is a priority to Richmond and Wandsworth Social Services and you will receive specialist training and close supervision from a member of the management team to develop this area of your practice.
For an informal discussion please contact Margot Behrmann, Locality Manager on Margot.Behrmann@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or 0208 487 1678. In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Wednesday 11th March 2020
Shortlisting Date: Thursday 12th/Friday 13th March 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 24th March and Wednesday 25th March 2020
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. 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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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).