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Senior Social Worker - (Gateway)

Job level: Senior
Type level: Full time

Posted: 14 Oct

Job description

The role:

Lewisham Adults Social Care is changing, we know what good social work looks like and our new restructure is all about creating the right conditions and culture for good practice to thrive.

We have an exciting role for a senior practitioner in our newly formed front door team offering more immediate preventative interventions. We know that talking about what good practice looks like is easy, the challenge is turning our vision into a reality. We understand to achieve our ambitions it requires inspiring leadership, resources, infrastructure and a clear, realistic plan for how to get there.

We need more creative and energetic senior social workers to join our teams and help us with this. If our vision connects with you and your way of working, then we are interested in hearing from you.


You will be based at Laurence House, Catford, SE6 4RU.

Key skills

We are looking for Senior social workers to work in a number of teams within adult social care. All posts work with people from age 18 upwards, and across all adult care groups.
All teams within adult social care are setup to work alongside key agencies and offer strength based interventions to support vulnerable people to maximise their independence and well-being.

You will be responsible for holding a small complex case load, and supervising/coaching/mentoring junior staff in their day to day delivery of high quality social care.

We are looking for Senior Social Workers who are:

• Enthusiastic and innovative
• Able to demonstrate a commitment to personalisation, strength and asset based practice
• Experienced in applying knowledge regarding the relevant legislation
• Able to supervise junior staff and support strong team performance

In return, we offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Please apply via link above!