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Senior/Social Worker | Hospital Children's Team | Wandsworth Council

Job Title: Senior/Social Worker | Hospital Children's Team | Wandsworth Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wandsworth
Salary: Rate is from £29,154 to £40,653 per year
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Ongoing
Contact Name: Max Catherall
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Senior Social Worker | Hospital Children’s Services Team | Wandsworth Council

4Recruitment Services require experienced Qualified Social Workers to work within a Hospital Children’s Services Team based within Wandsworth Council. To be successful for this role, you are required to have a minimum of 2+ years recent Social Worker experience of working within the Children’s Services Specialised team.

The Hospital Childrens Social Work Team is currently recruiting to a permanent social worker position.

The team is responsible for safeguarding work with Wandsworth children who are inpatients or who present in the Emergency Department and the team is also responsible for undertaking pre-birth assessments of expectant parents across the borough.

As part of the Referral and Assessment Service social workers are expected to make tinely assessments to determine the needs of childrenand their families, and workers are part of a duty system. When assessing the needs of unborn children social workers remain involved until after they are born, and services are transferred to another team or stepped down to partner agencies. Where concerns are significant, the team work with children and unborn children on child protection plans and initiate family court proceedings when needed.

We are looking for qualified social workers who have experience of writing child and family assessments, and have experience working with the Family Court system. You will be expected to carry a caseload, to act as a duty social worker as part of a regular rota, and to represent the department at weekly meetings with the safeguarding team and the nursing staff in the hospital.

To apply for this the Social Worker must have:

  • A relevant Social Work qualification (BA/MA Social Work/DipSW or equivalent)
  • Be HCPC Registered
  • Be eligible to work within the UK
  • An enhanced DBS

Rate is from £29,154 to £40,653 per year

4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and Care Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Max Catherall on 0208 514 9176.