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Consultant Social Worker

  • Employer: London Borough of Hounslow
  • Reference: R0006005
  • Published: Tue 12/09/2023, 17:18 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 19/09/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,815 - £51,903 Grade: PO4/PO6
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB, Hounslow

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Consultant Social Worker

About Us

Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?

Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet, and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. 

About The Role

Are you an experienced social worker who has an interest in developing and enhancing others but want to remain in practice. The role of Consultant Social Worker will enable you to develop your managerial skills whilst still having the opportunity to work with vulnerable children and families.

You will be provided in-house training and support from our current Consultant Social Workers allowing you to work as a team to deliver high quality supervision and student support. Also working closely with our partner university to ensure that the students are able to link theory to practice.

Hounslow is committed to our ‘grow your own’ strategy that enables our employees to progress in their career and supporting aspiring managers transition from practitioner to managerial roles. The CSW post is an excellent opportunity to remain in frontline practice whilst developing managerial skills and shaping new social workers through the apprenticeship programme.

Hounslow House is situated on the high street offering you opportunities to socialise after work, utilise the shopping mall and have a wide choice of lunchtime options. We are situated within a five-minute walk from Hounslow Central station offering the opportunity to commute. Drivers will have access to the Zipcar to complete home visits. 

Key Responsibilities:

1.    To work effectively as part of the Council’s Safeguarding & Specialist management team delivering Corporate objectives through the work of the department. 

2.    To ensure that children and families receive a high standard of service from apprentice trainee Social Workers and that Safeguarding procedures are consistently applied to children and young people.

3.    To support and guide Apprentice participant trainee social work staff through legal processes as required, to ensure the highest standards of practice are achieved and timely permanence decisions are made.

4.    To ensure all services meet key and measurable objectives, delivered to the highest achievable professional standards and within an equalities framework and operated within clear and up to date operational policies and requirements of statutory regulations and Government guidance.

Your Skills: 

1.    Ability to co-ordinate and manage the work of the team, balancing needs and resources, including the ability to manage service delivery within budget constraints.

2.    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with statutory and independent sector partners, ensuring that all protocols are adhered to and monitored and to effectively consult and communicate with users, carers and staff.

3.    Ability to implement & maintain effective standardised systems to monitor performance against departmental standards and external indicators.

4.    Demonstrable ability to analyse risk in child protection and to plan appropriate interventions.

We value diversity in its broadest sense. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential.  We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.

For more information and how to apply contact or 0208 583 4569.

To view Hounslow Employee Benefits, please visit our website.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 25 September 2023.