First Response Social Worker

West London, London

Tradewind are currently hiring for a permanent Qualified Social Worker to join a First Response Team in West London.

This is a full time, permanent position with great training and development opportunities. You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, monitoring and review functions for all allocated children and families.

The Benefits for you as the First Response Social Worker:

  • Flexible working
  • Annual leave
  • Health and well-being programme
  • Staff benefit scheme
  • Learning and development
  • Pension scheme

The responsibilities of a First Response Social Worker includes:

  • Work with the person and other professionals, as necessary, in order to facilitate the stated functions of the Assessment & Intervention team, this includes information gathering, the undertaking of proportionate assessments, access to fast track support, signposting and the provision of information and advice, promoting choice and control wherever possible
  • Undertake trusted assessment/provision functions to promote independence and, where appropriate, offer access to standard equipment, which may involve the issuing of an equipment prescription (for redemption via a retail outlet) and delivery/fitting
  • Identify and process any safeguarding and quality of care issues and refer on to the appropriate staff/agency to ensure that the persons' welfare is protected
  • Identify and process any need for urgent response and refer on to the appropriate staff/agency to ensure that the persons' welfare is protected
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Access to Resources team, private and third sector brokers and the Shorter Term and Longer Term support services to ensure the smooth transition of people through available pathways
  • Initiate and develop close joint working with health related agencies (including GP's and Intermediate Care), the third sector, local housing providers and other agencies, on behalf of people and the authority

Requirements of a First Response Social Worker:

  • 2 years recent experience in R&A, Sec 17, 47, 33, etc. a must
  • HCPC registered
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to handle complex case loads
  • A recognised Social Work Qualification (Degree/DipSW/SQSW)

Salary: Up to £40,482 per annum, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW100119_1547217861
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2019-01-11
  • Location: West London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-01
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