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Social Worker - Disability Enablement Service

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£32,430 - £38,799 Dependant on experience
Disability Enablement Service, 1st Floor, 6 Linford Road, E17 3LA
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

About You

We are looking for an individual who has a Diploma in social work or equivalent qualification, and be HCPC registered. You will be a pro-active analytical thinker, with experience of working within a multi-agency context as well as a sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. You will also need to be a strong team worker, who brings ideas for service delivery and partnership with parents and young people to a Service that Ofsted rated in February 2019 as “Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management”.

You will be part of developing and supporting a comprehensive service for Disabled Children and Young People and their families arising out of the Council's duties and powers under legislation and regulations, Council and Departmental policies and procedures within the Disability Enablement Service. We are a supportive, enabling and inspirational team, striving towards the shared purpose of achieving independence, choice and the best possible results for our service users. Join us and you will help us to become a centre of excellence and best practice. You will work in accordance with guidelines set out by local management and to make appropriate use of statutory, independent and voluntary resources.  If you have the drive and the commitment we are looking for we would love to hear from you!

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About Waltham Forest:

Waltham Forest’s offices are located in the Town Hall Complex on Forest Road. DES is co-located with Education and Health at Wood Street Health Centre where you will be primarily based. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted parking, professional development, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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