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Consultant Social Worker – part-time 3 days

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You are an experienced social worker and want to join a fantastic team in an ‘Outstanding’ Local Authority? Merton’s children in care team 1 is looking for a part-time (3 days) Consultant Social Worker to join our team. 

It’s an exciting time to join Merton’s children in care team. We are looking for a Consultant Social Worker with experience and skills that will enable them to undertake effective work with children and young people who are looked after by Merton, as well as support new social workers in their ASYE as their practice educator. You will also have experience of care proceedings and be committed to responding effectively to the needs of looked after children and young people. 

Merton takes pride for being an inclusive and diverse borough. As a social worker in the children in care you will work with children and young people who are looked after by Merton, ensuring they are fully supported to achieve and transition confidently into adulthood. You will work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people.

We support relationship-based systemic practice and use the Signs of Safety framework to develop effective plans for our looked after children and young people.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Team Manager Robert Braun on 07552282463 or

 Interviews will take place week commencing 12th September. 

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