London, South East England

Children's Services



Reference 1801

Qualified Social Worker – 16+ Children in Care – London Borough of Merton

Role: Qualified Social Worker
Location:  London Borough of Merton
Team: 16+ Children in Care
Pay:  up to £38.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
OFSTED: Outstanding
In the office: 3 days a week, 2 days working from home

Are you a dedicated and compassionate Qualified Social Worker looking to make a difference in the lives of young people? Our client, the London Borough of Merton, is seeking talented individuals like you to join their dynamic 16+ Children in Care Team!

About the Role: As a Qualified Social Worker in the 16+ Children in Care Team, you will play a crucial role in supporting and empowering young people aged 16 and above who are in care. Your responsibilities will include conducting assessments, creating care plans, providing advocacy, and ensuring the well-being and safety of these vulnerable individuals. You will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, external agencies, and families to achieve positive outcomes for young people transitioning into adulthood.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting comprehensive assessments and reviews
  • Developing and implementing care plans
  • Providing direct support and guidance to young people
  • Liaising with foster carers, schools, and healthcare professionals
  • Advocating for the rights and best interests of young people
  • Participating in team meetings and case conferences


  • Supportive team environment with ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work-life balance
  • Opportunities for career progression and advancement within children's services
  • Access to employee benefits and rewards programs


  • Qualified Social Worker with SWE registration
  • Experience working with children and young people in a social care setting
  • Strong assessment, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to promoting the rights and well-being of young people

Why use Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple really - we aren't pushy or too needy.....we know that what you want is to be listened to! You want an agency that will proactively look for what you want to do, rather than us focussing on the roles that will benefit us financially.

That's why we have been so successful, because this is YOUR job search, not ours.

If you want to know more about this Qualified Social Worker role in the London Borough of Merton, give Rhys Rafferty a call on 01635 226350.

Oh, and if you pass our details onto a friend and we place them, we are paying a massive £300 referral bonus for successful placements (Terms and conditions apply)

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