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Social Worker

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Vacancy Summary
Adult Social Care
£30,711 to £ 39,774
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/09/2019 at 17:00 PM
Vacancy Description

It’s an exciting time to join the London Borough of Waltham Forest as a Social Worker. 

We are transforming our services to provide high-quality person-centered care and support that needs forward thinking Social Workers. We’ll look to you to help us deliver great outcomes for adult social care users, carers, families and communities, through dynamic care management and excellent social work practice. 

Reporting to a Practice Manager, you’ll dynamically manage a caseload that involves undertaking the full legal range of social care assessments and developing person-led support plans to meet the needs and outcomes of individuals. 

You’ll be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality and legally compliant social care practice to agreed standards. This will maximise the independence and wellbeing of adults and older people, and support carers, families and communities to play an active role and build resilience. 

You’ll work as part of a wider team within the Specialist Social Work Service or Community Wellbeing and Independence Service, as well as across agencies with colleagues in health. We’ll look to you to support people with a range of needs, including learning disabilities, mental health and physical and sensory impairments. 

You’ll have responsibility for supervising and mentoring our social care assistants and we’ll provide you with the environment and support to develop your professional practice and career. 

You’ll be a member of one of the following teams: 

1)        Well-being & Prevention

2)        Independent Living

3)        Safeguarding

4)        Complex Care

5)        Hospital Team

6)        Mental Health

7)        Learning Disabilities


About you 

This role requires an experienced individual, with a proven track record of delivering outstanding care in culturally sensitive way that matches the needs of a multi-cultural community. Your knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures will be second to none. 

We want people who are team players and can work effectively under pressure. You’ll have outstanding communication skills and the ability to engage service users, colleagues and third parties alike. 

We’re looking for people who want to be part of a new leadership team and adult social care service delivering a new approach to Adult Social Care. Do you relish a challenge and the chance to work in new innovative and imaginative ways to ensure our residents are resilient, independent, safe and well? If the answer is ‘yes’ then we’d encourage you to apply 

About us 

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a good quality life. Over the past few years, the borough has changed significantly for the better. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. We’ve also just been awarded the prestige of being the first ‘London Borough of Culture’. 

In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has grand plans to progress to excellence.  We want the service to enable the most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well. This is supported by the unique Think Family Strategy which sees Adult Social Care working across the Families & Homes Directorate. Waltham Forest is in a unique position to deliver this as we have strong health and community partnerships and an emerging Integrated Care System. 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact either Brenda Dowsett or Helen Cochrane on 020 8496 3201 for an informal discussion.  


Please note, once you have submitted your application we will contact you with five working days


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.