Work for Merton ❮ Current Vacancies ❮ Social Worker First Response (2183)

Social Worker First Response

Salary / Grade - ME10 - ME13 - £37,443 - £48,060 per annum plus essential car user allowance £963 per annum

Civic Centre
Full or part time
Full time
Contract type
Adult Social Care
Closing Date
Ref No

Advert Text

Adult Social Care First Response team is based in the Civic Centre in Morden.  We are a team of 17 comprising of qualified and unqualified, but experienced staff. We offer a high level of support and co operation within the team and have many years of experience and a lot of knowledge between us. Merton is a good place to work and we have a generally low turnover of staff but we currently have vacancies for 2 Qualified Social workers due to staff who are moving on to fresh fields.


We are the first point of contact for new people coming to Adult Social Care and we are here to offer individualised advice and information, try to find solutions to customers’ queries and issues and if necessary, take referrals.  The approach is strengths based to build upon the ability of the customer and look to their systems of support. You would be on Duty 2 days per week and would be required to work in the office on a 3rd day each week to ensure adequate support and integration with the team.


The worker will also hold a caseload of approximately 10 -  12 cases which will include complex cases, Continuing Health Care assessments and safeguarding so it is important that the successful candidate has experience in these fields. Good, clear communication is very important on the telephone, in person and in writing. Ability to write clear and concise case note records and reports is essential.

Wide-Ranging Training: Access our comprehensive training offer to support your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registration requirements. We work closely with Kingston University as part of the Developing Together Work Teaching Partnership. The partnership offers to the staff variety of post qualifying opportunities to promote continuous professional development such as: Practice education opportunities. LB Merton, Adults Social Care staff are given ongoing opportunities to attend conferences, workshops and have access to research and practice resources to support their ongoing professional development

 What we offer

 We are an equal opportunity employer, and our policies and practices ensure that no person will be discriminated against for reasons of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. 

Commitment to our staff 

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 For informal discussion please contact Liz Honey 020 8545 4470 or Pauline McCullough 020 8545 4324