Senior Social Worker - Transitions Team

Posted 07 March 2024
Salary £37.00 - £38.50 per hour + Depending on experience
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameHolly Astrop

Job description

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Senior Social Worker to work within Wandsworth Council's Transitions Team.

Job Purpose

This is a specialist post created to offer continuity of support to young people age 14- 25 years who may have some specific needs but are outside the remit of the 0-25 Disability team but may still be eligible for a service under the Care Act 2014 and have high vulnerability. The post holder will work as a member of the Wandsworth leaving care Service (Future First) but with close links to the Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) Service, and Mental Health Social Workers in Adult Social Services.

The Transitions SW will undertake the statutory functions as required of local authority social workers under the following legislation:

  • Children Act 1989 / Children's Act 2004
  • Care Act 2014 · Children and Families Act 2014
  • Carer's and Disabled Children Act 2000
  • Education Act 1996
  • Framework for the Assessment of Children & Families 2000
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • London Child Protection Procedures
  • Pan London Adults at Risk Policy and Procedures
  • Other relevant legislation and best practice relating to children in public care with reference to disabled children/young people.

Post holder will carry a caseload of a maximum of 25 young people for whom Care Act assessments are being actively undertaken or for whom care packages are being organised and taken through their 12-week review. In addition, this caseload allows for at any one time, 1 Safeguarding Screening/Enquiry related to Care Experienced young people, to be managed by that officer in addition to their 25 allocated Young People. This is a developmental post and allowance will be made to permit necessary induction, training and support to be undertaken while the full range of duties are established.

You will need to be:

  • SWE registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Why Choose Remedy?

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
  • 1st tier agency
  • Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly