London, South East England

32 - 34 GBP Per Hour

Adult Services



Reference 1970

Qualified Senior Social Worker – Localities Team – North London

Role:  Qualified Senior Social Worker  
Location:  North London
Team: Localities Team
Pay:  up to £34 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

North London Local Authority is looking for a dedicated and experienced Senior Social Worker to join our Adults Localities Team. This hybrid role offers the flexibility of working from home while ensuring vital in-person collaboration at our office for 2 days a week. If you are passionate about improving the lives of adults in our community, we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and oversee complex assessments using appropriate tools and techniques to establish clear, relevant, and cost-effective options for individuals.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor personalised, outcome-focused care and support plans that promote long-term independence and choice.
  • Perform and supervise risk assessments for adults and carers, ensuring compliance with eligibility criteria and Mental Capacity legislation.
  • Lead on Mental Capacity Act assessments, ensuring adherence to statutory guidance and supporting adults in demonstrating capacity wherever possible.
  • Manage a complex caseload, providing supervision and support to junior staff, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, Council policy, and professional best practice.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local services, specialist teams, ICB and Hospital Trusts, and the voluntary and community sector to deliver holistic and seamless services.
  • Champion the contributions of adults, their advocates, relatives, carers, and support workers in the assessment, support, and review processes.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of local provisions and facilitate appropriate referrals to specialist teams and providers.
  • Promote and support the use of direct payments, providing information, advice, and guidance to help individuals exercise choice based on assessed risk and expected outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with the Brokerage team to secure care and support services, including equipment and adaptations.


  • Qualified Social Worker with current registration with Social Work England.
  • Extensive experience in adult social care, including conducting complex assessments and risk management.
  • Strong understanding of statutory requirements, Council policies, and professional best practices.
  • Proven ability to manage a complex caseload and provide supervision to junior staff.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Commitment to promoting independence, choice, and well-being for adults.
  • Flexibility to work 2 days a week in the office and the rest remotely.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay rate of up to £34 per hour.
  • Hybrid working model with 2 days in the office and the remainder remote.
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • The chance to make a significant impact on the lives of adults in North London.

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Interested in learning more about the Senior Social Worker role in North London? Contact Holly Chupka at 01635 226350. Plus, refer a friend to us, and if we place them, you'll receive a generous £300 referral bonus (terms and conditions apply).

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