Senior Social Worker
£47,568 - £50,559 per annum. In addition you will receive up to 5% of your annual salary at year end for contributing to the AMHP rota as required by the service.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
London, SW1V 1DX
THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF GIRO’S PERSUASIVE POWERS
The Adult Social Care team in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. We love it when our work touches lives.
Take Stepping to the Beat, our 3k walk, jog or run for people with learning or physical disabilities or Autism, their families and carers. It’s a life-affirming, music-based event Coreen and Claudia are massively proud of – and they were keen for people to spread the word.
So, imagine how thrilled they were when one of our residents, Giro, did just that. Advocating for people with disabilities at a planning meeting for transport in London, he was proudly wearing his event medal. And he decided to use it to encourage others. As he passed it around the room, Giro inspired lots more people with disabilities to get involved. Infectious enthusiasm goes a long way here.
As a Senior Social Worker in our Mental Health team, you can make your own powerful contribution to promoting wellbeing and supporting vulnerable residents to live as independently as possible. In serving the borough’s diverse communities, Westminster has led the way in implementing mental health community transformation. Our social care expertise now integrates seamlessly with other primary care services. As well as leading your team in providing a holistic service for residents, you’ll be a key player in embedding an interventions-based model. We’ll support you with high-quality supervision, continuous professional development (including a monthly forum for AMHPs) and opportunities for mentoring.
Ready to embrace new initiatives and make a positive contribution to the delivery of a person-centred service, you’ll offer genuinely creative leadership to your team. This should include a successful track-record of making improvements in service delivery or operational effectiveness. A qualified social worker and Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP), you’ll have experience of supervising other professionals in a high-pressure but highly supportive work area. You’ll share our commitment to maintaining a personalised, recovery-focused service.
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create city for all. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
Closing date: 22 September 2021.