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Social Worker - First Response Team

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services
Social Worker
£40,086 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - First Response Team - Merton - £33,444 - £40,086 per annum

We are excited to announce that there is a vacancy for a Social Worker in the First Response team in Merton! This is an exciting opportunity to work in an exciting, motivated and experienced team. Salaries range from £33,444 - £40,086pa


  • £1,500 “Golden Hello”
  • 26 days annual leave, rising to 31 days with five years continuous local government service
  • If you use a car for work, a £963 per annum

About the role:
  • Manage a Children & Families caseload involving the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate action, to ensure that appropriate resources are deployed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and their families
  • Work in partnership with other agencies (health, education, police, voluntary sector etc.) to ensure individuals and families receive a coordinated response and appropriate services in proportion to their assessed need

Develop and maintain relationships with other operational Social Work Teams and colleagues in the council and external partners including:
  • Education Department
  • Housing Department
  • Education Welfare
  • Health
  • Police
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records ensuring that the Council's client database is used appropriately and required actions are undertaken within reasonable timescales
  • Prepare for and attend supervision sessions and appraisals and carry out actions as agreed in each session, under the overall framework of the Department's Supervision Policy and Appraisals Policy
  • Attend professionally relevant training courses, in accordance with aims of and taking personal responsibility for professional development as set out in the social workers' Personal and Professional Development Plan (PPDP)

What is expected of a Social Worker in Merton:
  • Routinely and efficiently apply critical reflect and analysis to increasing complex cases.
  • Working towards autonomous practice in all aspects of their practice. Social Worker's will be preparing to work independently but, will continue to work closely with their manager and not make any independent decisions on their casework.
  • Take a lead for developing team activities, such as organising and chairing team meetings and contributing to team training sessions and events
  • Provide professional opinion and be more professionally assertive in working with individuals and families and with other professions and organisations
  • Represent Children's Social Care by participating in internal and external meetings and network groups
  • Have post-qualified experience (12+ months)
  • Be eligible to work in the U.K.
  • HCPC registered and have a DBS

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6218
Contact: Ed Christmas

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