We are looking for experienced, qualified, HCPC registered Social Worker to undertake the role of Social Worker in the Teddington and Twickenham Locality Team.
Based in both Whitton and Teddington, you will be part of our large, stable, friendly and supportive team. We have a strong sense of identity and purpose and embrace flexibility of working, and welcome part time applicants. Co-located with our community health colleagues, we pride ourselves on the excellent multi-disciplinary work and proactive support we provide in our local community.
There are excellent road, train and bus links into London and outer London, Surrey and beyond.
As a qualified, HCPC registered Social Worker key aspects of your role will include using a strength based approach to undertaking assessments of individual and carers needs and risks in the community.
This will involve working in partnership with key agencies to support with the aim of maximising independence, well being and choice.
The role will also involve undertaking statutory interventions in accordance with Inter-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults.
You should have statutory post qualification experience along with a good knowledge of relevant legislation and local authority responsibilities in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. In addition, good communication, decision-making and time management skills are essential.
For an informal discussion please contact Rosemary Lambe, Locality Manager on 0203 903 3633 or Rosemary.Lambe@richmond.gov.uk
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include Compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), part time working, annualised hours, and a generous holiday allowance of 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. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
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