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Social Worker
  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/17402/1621
  • Published: Wed 05/02/2020, 9:57 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/02/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,013 - £39,555
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

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Social Worker

Job Description

Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services are looking for two experienced, qualified Social Workers within the Teddington and Twickenham Social Care Team.

The team is based across 2 sites, in Whitton and Teddington. We are co ‘located with 2 GP surgeries and with our community nursing colleagues, with whom we have excellent multi agency working relationships.

Both offices have a close and efficient rail service into and out of London and are also very accessible to major routes into London via M25, M3 and M4.

We in the team are proud of our inclusivity and our commitment to flexible working. Part time applicants will be considered.

The team’s focus is to provide a holistic, personalised, strength-based service to residents in Teddington and Twickenham who are over the age of 18 with physical disabilities and older people with physical and mental health disabilities.

As a qualified social worker, you will be required to:

    • undertake assessments of individual and carers needs and risks to encourage independence, provide support and prevent harm.
    • work in partnership with service users and carers using a person-centred approach, with the aim of maximising independence, wellbeing and choice.
    • apply 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.

Safeguarding adults is a priority to Richmond and Wandsworth Social Services and you will receive specialist training and close supervision from a member of the management team to develop this area of your practice.

Interested candidates are invited to complete the online application form including a recent copy of your CV.

For an informal discussion please contact Rosemary Lambe, Service Manager on 020 39033633 or

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. and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as 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 is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  28/02/2020

Shortlisting Date: 02/03/2020

Interview Date: 09/03/2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

Important Information:

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).