Social Worker (Learning Disabilities FTC)


Various locations across Haringey Borough

Closing Date:

30 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Contract Type: Full-Time, 12 Month FTC
Salary: SWO £37,443 – £49,083 per annum
Closing Date: Rolling Advert

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

In Haringey, we are developing a new model of service delivery by bringing together specialist teams to work collaboratively together in geographical footprints. These ‘localities’ will reshape how we work with our communities and partners with a greater focus on relationships, quality of interventions and person-centred outcomes through our strengths-based model.
Through this work we have created new social work roles in each of the three localities to ensure that we have the right skills and experience to deliver better outcomes for our residents. These roles will not only improve the lives of our residents but actively contribute to evolving our model of practice. We also want to help develop you. We offer a fantastic range of post qualifying opportunities and want to support you in your continued professional and career development.

About the role

We have a number of new roles across our three specialist teams; Adults, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health in each of our three localities; East, Central and West. Although having distinct specialisms, localities will operate as one team adapting to the needs of our local communities and fully utilising corporate, health and voluntary sector partners.

Haringey’s social workers will be expected to hold a varying caseload of complexity and work proactively with residents around maximising their strengths and community resources to better improve their outcomes and quality of life.

Depending on the role, you will be based in one of the locality hubs, we do support a flexible working arrangement with a mixture of home and office based working dependent on your role.

About you

You will bring the principles of professionalism, ambition, accountability, dignity, respect, empathy, creativity and a strength based, collaborative approach to service delivery. You will be expected to have an excellent understanding of the legislation relevant to your role, specifically the:
– Care Act 2014
– Mental Health Act 1983
– Mental Capacity Act 2005
– Human Rights Act 1998
– Equalities Act 2010
And be able to work in accordance with the legislative principles and any other relevant guidance or case law.
You will need:
– Excellent assessment skills
– Be able to work with service user and carers in times of crisis
– Work with individuals and families in an outcome focused way using a Strength Based approach
– To manage a caseload of varied complexity
– To work within, and advocate for, principles of non-discriminatory practice to ensure equality of access for service users with mental ill health to mainstream provision where appropriate
– To be able to establish and maintain links with professionals from other services and sectors of the community
– Be current and up to date knowledge of research, policies and best practice which you will maintain throughout your time in Haringey
– A commitment to continued learning and professional development
– To be willing to contribute to the smooth running of the team and support with team development
A qualification in Social Work is essential for this post.
Other training undertaken since qualification should be evidenced with your application. Experience of working as a practice educator or as a DoLS Assessor would be desirable.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. 

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement up to 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and well-being support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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