Social Workers and Senior Social Workers - Children and Families

Contract type: Full Time

Location: Wandsworth

Salary: Up to £40,653 plus performance related pay.

At Wandsworth, we believe that if we invest in new ways of thinking and working, you’ll have everything you need to do the job you trained for. In turn, that means we’re able to deliver the best possible support for children and young people.

Working under the shared staffing agreement between us and the London Borough of Richmond, you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality and responsive social work service. We’ll expect you to act as the lead professional in statutory cases – including child protection, care proceedings and looked-after children – while undertaking the full range of social work tasks with children in need and their families.

It’s a role that will see you work collaboratively with allied health and social care practitioners, bringing together and co-ordinating the team around the child to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to safeguarding, as well as Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review (APIR).

We look for people with a ‘can do’ attitude, who are prepared to be accountable for achieving the best possible outcomes. You will focus on residents and service users to ensure they receive the highest standards of provision and improve outcomes for children and families.

You will need a relevant social work qualification and HCPC membership, along with experience of working across voluntary and statutory agencies. A good communicator, you will be confident in APIR and understand the needs of children and young people. You will also have applied knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance. 

Social Worker / Senior Social Worker Job Description