ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
DISABLED CHILDREN’S TEAM
Travel allowance towards zone 1 & 2 travel card
Free swimming, subsidised gym membership
We are looking for an experienced qualified social worker to join us in the Disabled Children’s Team. We are a specialist social work service within Family and Children’s Services. We work with children and young people aged 0 to 18 who are significantly affected by physical and learning disability, autism or chronic ill health. The team is multi-disciplinary and includes social workers, social care workers, key workers, occupational therapists and a family therapist. We are co-located with a specialist CAMHS team working solely with children with disabilities and their families. We have a close working relationship with the specialist children’s centre for disabled children, located close by. We are based in Kensington Town Hall working alongside the Tri-Borough Special Educational Needs Department and Transport Team.
The Disabled Children’s Team responds to safeguarding and short break needs of disabled children including: child protection, looked after children, child in need and court work. We hold responsibility for assessment, planning and coordination of respite and play provision for children with disabilities and their families. Social workers manage a complex caseload delivering a high quality service to families living across the borough.
The team is well established and committed to delivering an outstanding service. Family and Children’s Services within the tri-borough offers a unique learning and development opportunity. We are developing systemic family based social work practice with the support and input of Systemic Family Therapists based within the social work teams. There is a two year rolling programme of training to support practice development across the service.
For more information or an informal chat please contact the Team Manager Dawn Saunders on 0207 598 4924 or the Practice Manager, Danielle Bishop on 02075984920.
Interviews: Friday 28th September 2018