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Qualified Social Worker - Children With Disabilities

  • Location

    Wandsworth, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35 - £38 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    Ben - CWD_1631545036

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Wandsworth Social Services are looking for a qualified social worker to work in their children with Disabilities team.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To carry a caseload (long term and short term) as allocated by the Team Manager / Deputy Team Manager and within the priorities of the Special Needs, Disability and Psychology Service.
  1. To act as a Duty social worker at direction of the Deputy Team Manager.
  1. To maintain a knowledge and awareness of legislation and departmental policies and procedures, and to work within these.
  1. Act in the role of the lead professional in statutory cases that

require a qualified social worker, particularly child / adult protection, looked after child cases and legal proceedings (which might relate to children or adults);

  1. Undertake the full range of social work tasks with children in need / young adults with disabilities and their families; assessment, planning, implementation and review (APIR);
  1. Bring together and coordinate the team around the child (young person)/ service user to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to APIR and safeguarding;
  1. To make the line manager aware without delay of any complaints received from service users or from other agencies so that the appropriate complaints procedure can be applied and issues of concern be dealt with as swiftly as possible.
  1. To ensure the Team Manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns in relation to safeguarding adults and/or child protection.
  1. To attend supervision meeting with delegated supervisor.
  1. To co-operate with Team Administrators in undertaking appropriate administrative tasks relating to cases and Duty and to ensure all administrative tasks in relation to their cases are completed.
  1. To carry out all tasks in accordance with the Council's Equal Opportunities policies with a commitment to and understanding of anti-discriminatory practice.
  1. To keep file records up to date using the Department's recording guidelines.
  1. To complete reports in respects of court proceedings, adoption and fostering procedures, including the Court of Protection etc.
  1. To comply with the Department's policy and procedures on race record keeping.
  1. To maintain high standards of professional care working in the best interests of children, ensuring that there are clear plans for Children Looked After by the authority.
  1. To work in partnership with children and parents maintaining an open records policy.
  1. To recommend financial payments to or on behalf of clients to senior managers where appropriate and within Departmental policies and procedures.
  1. To work with appropriate information technology in order to maintain effective administrative systems and efficient monitoring of work.
  1. To maintain records for workload management purposes.
  1. To undertake training as required.
  1. To act as a joint interviewer under the Department of Health Memorandum of Good Practice when required and after completing appropriate training.