Child and Family Worker

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ME9 £35,577 - £36,567 per annum
Merton, London (Greater)
Job Type
Full Time

It's an exciting time to join Merton's Children with disabilities Team. As an outstanding authority Ofsted recognised:

“Excellent Services are delivered by skilled, experienced social workers and other frontline practitioners to provide sensitive and innovative child centred interventions. Staff in Children’s services are making a positive difference to enrich the daily lived experiences of children while making them safer”.

We are looking for an experienced child and family worker to join our Children with Disabilities Team. We use relationship-based practice to create impact and bring about sustainable change for children, young people and their families where need is identified. As a learning organisation we are determined to continuously improve our services by working in partnership to ensure that our work is high quality and effective.

Merton takes pride in being an inclusive and diverse borough. As an experienced child and family worker, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with children and their family network to ensure children are safe and receive the support they need at the right time. We are committed to ensuring that child and family workers have a manageable workload to enable them to deliver best practice and ensure our service to children and families is of high quality and effective.

In return you will receive excellent support through reflective supervision and an enhanced training offer that supports our practice model including, systemic practice, Signs of Safety, motivational interviewing, restorative and trauma informed practice.

The Role

We are looking for a child and family worker who is committed to keeping children with disabilities at the heart of outstanding social work practice. Our focus is to build innovation in how we support some of our most vulnerable children, working with our strong education and health partnership to do so.  You will join a group of experienced practitioners in the Children with Disabilities Team and will hold a caseload of children supported within a child in need care package review cycle. 

Your foundation of practice will include a range of knowledge and frameworks, including safeguarding and family interventions. Partnership working with children and their families is essential to promoting holistic practice, and multi-agency involvement leads to the best outcomes. You will have key knowledge in the area of Special Education Needs and Disability, with a willingness to develop your expertise as you progress in your role.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Jyoti Pamnani ( or Kay Dove (

Job Description & Person Specification

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This role expires 31/05/2024.
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