School Based Social Worker

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£40,854 to £49,503 per annum
The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU, United Kingdom
Job Type
Full Time

The School Social Work Team is a diverse team of 10 Social Workers across 20 educational establishments in Wandsworth. Working directly with children and young people in their school setting, as well as with teachers and other school staff; you will be confident in your ability to form relationships at all levels. Can you bring your own life experiences to support these children and young people while challenging the norm?

About The Role

In this unique role, you will be working independently with the average of 15 children and young people with a key focus on preventative work. Your role will be to identify children earlier on to avoid the need for statutory interventions on a school-based level.

Although you will not hold a full caseload, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with children, staff and the wider school community in two schools, and forge links with services in the wider community.

No two days will be the same, and you will undertake a variety of different activities according to the particular needs of each school. You will work alongside the schools and your team manager to agree the appropriate interventions, activities and support you can provide which might include statutory intervention as well as supporting those being stepped down.

You will need to demonstrate a flexible and creative approach to contribute to supporting as many children and young people as possible. You will be based across schools in the borough with one day a month working from home.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • You are a qualified social worker with relevant systemic practice experience working with children and young people in care;
  • You can sensitively support children of different ages and lived experiences, and have the motivation to make a positive contribution to their lives;
  • You are able to plan and lead on initiatives focused on safeguarding children, with the confidence to implement these in a school setting.
  • You will ideally have an understanding of school settings and their educational context.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, possess the required qualifications and experience, and thrive in a challenging yet highly rewarding environment, we invite you to apply for this opportunity.

Contact details

For more information about the role, please speak to Jo Loveless and telephone number 0208 871 7472.

Please note, this is a rolling advert without a closing date. The advert will be open until the vacancies are filled and interviews are scheduled regularly.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. 

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This role expires 01/06/2024.
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