Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services Department has strong social work values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers.
We currently have a Social Worker vacancy in our Richmond and Barnes Social Care Team. This dynamic team has enthusiastic and passionate Social Workers, Occupational Therapists 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.
As a HCPC registered, social worker key aspects of the role include:
- undertaking assessments of individual and carers needs and risks to encourage independence, provide support and prevent harm.
- working in partnership with service users and carers using a person-centred approach, with the aim of maximising independence, well-being and choice.
- applying social work principles and values to guide professional practice and respect diversity.
Candidates must have substantial 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 would 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 email@example.com
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply online' button at the bottom of the page. If you have any issues with the online service, please email Recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include 36 hour working week (Full Time), working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, 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.
Interviews will be held on 22 May 2019.
This post is subject to a DBS check.
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
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).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.