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Qualified Social Worker
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 796
  • Published: Mon 13/03/2023, 11:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/04/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,582- £42,795 p.a. inc.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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Qualified Social Worker

Salary range: £39,582- £42,795 p.a. inc. 
Contract: Permanent
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Post

The commissioning, contracting and market management Residential and Nursing team is part of the Commissioning Team within Brent ASC. We work with a number of care homes across different user groups.

We are looking for a new social worker to join us in the team to support with the safeguarding enquiries. The social worker post aims to support the wider review function and to complete s42 enquiries. You are required to have good knowledge and experience of working with adults in care homes. The role will include other areas of work including applications to the court of protection, reviews, MCA and best interest.

The social worker post are to support the wider review function and to complete s42 enquiries – this will include having knowledge and experience of adult safeguarding.

This is a busy large, lively and dynamic team so the ability to work as part of a team and support other colleagues is required. The team has a varied function overall and the ability to think differently, creatively and have a “can do” attitude to work, that may not be exactly a social work function is desirable. If you want, commissioning experience this is the team to work in!

The Person

You will be a qualified social worker with experience of working with care homes for a range of different adult user groups. The role is to complete safeguarding enquiries and therefore previous experience and knowledge is required of Section 42 of the Care Act 2014.

You need to be a good communicator and information gatherer .You will also need excellent report writing skills.

A good communicator with a can do attitude who wants to gain different experiences and knowledge in a non-traditional social work team.

The role will involve travelling to various locations, both in and outside the area.

Closing date: 23 April 2023 (23:00)
Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on

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