Social workers for the Joint Reviews Team-Department of Adult Social Services.
The London Borough of Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services presents a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in a ground-breaking shared staffing arrangement.
We are looking for experienced, qualified, Social Workers who share our values and commitment and are passionate about improving lives of local residents. The Department has strong social work values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers.
We currently have Social Worker vacancies in the Joint Reviews Team. The team's focus is to provide a holistic, personalised service to residents over the age of 18 who have physical disabilities and older people with mental health disabilities.
If you are looking for a new challenge and interested in supporting the work under Promotion of Independence, adopting a strength based approach when undertaking assessments and reviews, please consider applying.
As a qualified, 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, wellbeing and choice.
• To apply social work ethical 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.
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.
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. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 8th December 2018
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.
We are pleased to be 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).
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.