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Social Worker - Referral & Assessment

Job Type:
Social Work
Referral and Assessment
Social Worker
£40,887 per annum
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Social Worker - Referral & Assessment - Merton - Up to £40,887 per annum + benefits

Are you seeking a new challenge, or fancy working a little closer to home or even a higher salary? Then this could be the job for you! 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. 

Benefits for the Social Worker:

  • £1,500 “Golden Hello”
  • 26 days annual leave, rising to 31 days with five years continuous local government service
  • £963 car allowance per annum

About a Social Worker role:

  • Social Workers 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
  • The Social Worker will 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
  • Social workers are expected to employ a variety of evidence-based social work skills and methods in order to achieve specific objectives as agreed with service users and the Team Manager/ Assistant Team Manager
  • Social Workers complete high-quality, robust assessments of need, using the Single Assessment Process including the gathering and analysis of information to inform judgements about risk of harm to children and young people
  • Social Workers ensure cases are promptly and effectively closed when appropriate to do so, under the direction of management
  • Social Workers must 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

As a Senior Social Worker you MUST:

  • Have post-qualified experience 
  • Be eligible to work in the U.K.
  • HCPC registered and have a DBS

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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