Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services are looking for experienced, qualified post ASYE Social Workers to join our two Wandsworth Locality teams.
The teams consist of Locality Service Managers, Assistant Locality Managers, Senior Social Workers, Social Workers and Social Care Assessors who work across Wandsworth. The teams 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.
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.
- applying social work principles and values to guide professional practice and respect diversity.
Candidates must have 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.
We are committed to the development of our staff; our Adult Social Care Academy offers a range of professional development opportunities for staff in the Adult Social Care and Public Health Department.
To apply for this role please complete the application form which will ask you for CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.
For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Dave Nwokedi on 0208 871 5622 or David.Nwokedi@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.
Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if this is something you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 6 February 2022
Shortlisting Date: w/c 7 February 2022
Interview Date: w/c 14 February 2022
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
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 proud to be a 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).
£31,869 – £40,647