Social Worker Team Leader

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description

In line with Norwood’s vision of a community that works for everyone, Children & Family Services offers families impacted by disability, Autism, SEND and mental health, a range of services and provision as part of its Whole Life Disability offer. These services are safe, high quality and impactful across the life span and enable disabled children and young people to thrive and achieve their full potential. This involves carrying out assessments of need and providing practical and supportive services based on those assessments.

Some of the main responsibilities:

1. Working collaboratively as part of an integral, multi-disciplinary team addressing the physical, emotional and social needs of all the children/young people and their families using the service.

2. Role appropriate, relevant knowledge and understanding of safeguarding. Compliance with Norwood’s Safeguarding policies and procedures for promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults.

3. To support the Referral & Assessment Manager in the overall management of the front door, whilst supervising the social work team.

4. To hold a small caseload, meet with children/young people and their families in their own home, at the centre (or other community settings) or in a remote working environment via Zoom (adhering to Norwood guidelines) with a view to undertaking comprehensive assessments of need and planning appropriate responses in partnership with service users and their families where appropriate.

Essential Requirements:

• Social Worker Degree, Dip Social Work or equivalent.

• Registered Social Worker with Social Work England

• Previous management or leadership experience within social work either in statutory or voluntary sector Children’s Services.

• Experience of professional supervision/line management.

• Proven experience of managing complex safeguarding cases.

• Able to commute to Hendon Kennedy Leigh Family Centre


• Friendly and supportive service

• Regular supervision and CPD opportunities

• Opportunities for developing skills across a wide range of needs

• Well-resourced service

• Early finish on a Friday (all year round 1pm close)

• Jewish holidays in addition to annual leave

• Pension scheme

Please note: We reserve the right to close the advert, once we receive sufficient applications, so recommend an early application

Norwood is a disability confident employer. This means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.

Registered Charity No: 1059050.

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The Details

Job Type:
Kennedy Leigh Family Centre (hendon)
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This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

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