Senior Social Worker

Westminster City Council

Location: London
Salary: £40,221 - £54,369
Closing Date: 24 May 2024
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Job Description


Salary range: £40,221 - £54,369 per annum. In addition, as a practising AMHP you will receive an annual AMHP allowance of 5% salary.

Work location: 190 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster, SW1V 1DX€¯ 

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check

Closing date: 24 May 2024

Contact details for an Informal Discussion: Sarah Ballard, Team Manager, South Locality Mental Health Team, WCC Mental Health Social Care via email:

About Us:



Adult Social Care in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where our passionate, caring and committed professionals do brilliant work every day.


Mr K has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and was in care for a long period as a child. Before he came to Mental Health (MH) Reablement Mr K had frequent re-admissions to hospital; his risks included social isolation and self-neglect. 


Our Independent Living Assessor/ Occupational Therapy Care Manager (OTCM) of the MH Reablement Team worked closely with MR K to support him with his activities of daily living and he became independent in managing laundry, personal care tasks and completing meal preparation. We improved his health and nutrition and reduced hospital admissions. He met his reablement goals and continues to flourish independently within our community. 

The Role:

As a Senior Social Worker / Senior Practitioner in Mental Health, you can make your own powerful contribution to the wellbeing of some of Westminsters most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents. Joining our South Locality Mental Health team, youll work alongside Central and North West London NHS, as well as local authority colleagues, to offer a joined-up, collaborative approach. Your shared goal will be to provide the best care and support in the community to our service users. 


You will contribute to the success of our multidisciplinary team by taking the lead on the social work and providing supervision for social work staff.  You will also undertake standard audits and embed professional standards of social work practice and quality assurance. You can expect to carry your own small caseload of complex assessments and court proceedings. You will also take part in overseeing screening, triage and duty service, including risk assessment and safeguarding.

About You:

A qualified and registered social work professional with AMHP status, you will be ready for the challenge of leading others in providing an excellent service for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Well-developed practice skills should be matched by experience of supervising students and professional staff.  Youll be able to define, prioritise and delegate work for others and will have some knowledge of service planning.  A flexible and creative approach will support your success in this inclusive, people-centred environment.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Councils strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the citys future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.  


At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit


As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working. 


The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.  

Closing date: 24 May 2024

Contact details for an Informal Discussion: Sarah Ballard, Team Manager, South Locality Mental Health Team, WCC Mental Health Social Care via email:


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