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Social Worker SWNEW
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/20/139906
  • Published: Thu 17/12/2020, 16:01 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 14/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,557 - £40,869
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Social Worker SWNEW

Social Worker Adults Team

SW Salary PO 25-35 £31,557 - £40,869


(An additional joining bonus of £1k is payable during the first six months and a further £1k retention bonus upon completion of a probationary period)

You will be based in the general adults team as part of the specialist social work division. You be expected to carry a case load of complex cases and be responsible for delivering high quality care to a diverse community. This will mean producing high quality work in terms of the Care Act and associated legislation. You will be required to work with challenging cases in terms of the daily lives of the community we serve and responding to safeguarding enquires, carrying out duties under DoLs reviewing direct payments and responding to members enquiries. You will be involved in duty work including prompt responses to hospital discharges. You will need excellent clinical case management skills because you will carry a case load of highly challenging complex cases with multifactorial needs.

Reporting to the Team Manager you will help reshape the way we deliver services to our clients in a post COVID world. This will involve working with clients to achieve fulfilling lives through employment, accommodation, meaningful activities as well as person centred services utilising best practise. You will have excellent communication skills. This will include producing high quality care plans and working with families and networks against a backdrop of competing demands.  

General Skills

These roles require an experienced individual, with a proven track record of delivering outstanding care in a pragmatic and sensitive way that matches the needs of a multi-cultural community. Your knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures will be second to none. 

We want people who are team players and can work effectively under pressure. You’ll have outstanding communication skills and the ability to engage service users, colleagues and third parties alike. 

We’re looking for people who want to be part of a fresh leadership team and adult social care service delivering a improved life chances for our residents. Do you relish a challenge and the chance to work in new innovative and imaginative ways to ensure our residents are resilient, independent, safe and well? If the answer is ‘yes’ then we’d encourage you to apply

About us 

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a good quality life. Over the past few years, the borough has changed significantly for the better. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. We’ve also recently been the first ‘London Borough of Culture’. 

In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has plans to progress to excellence.  We want the service to enable the most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well. This is supported by the unique Families at the Heart of our Place Strategy which sees Adult Social Care working across the Families & Homes Directorate. Waltham Forest is in a unique position to deliver this as we have strong health and community partnerships and an emerging Integrated Care System. 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Head of Service Alam Khan on 07741327835  

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.