Newly Qualified Social Worker in Ealing Council, UK

Ealing Council are calling on Newly Qualified Social Workers to come work in their beautiful borough. Working in Ealing is a rewarding endeavour and suitable for anyone looking to make an impact in the lives of others.

Ealing is a fantastic place to live and work in. The borough comprises of seven towns which include Ealing, Southall, Hanwell, Acton, Northolt, Perivale and Greenford. Each of these areas has unique characteristics, and together they form a diverse and lively community.

Position: Newly Qualified Social Worker

Salary: £37,443.00 – £39,264 pa (inclusive)

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Ealing, UK

About the Role

Ealing Council are offering newly qualified, or soon to be qualified, social workers, the opportunity to join our Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.  We are offering places across Adult Social care.

Our social workers are part of highly committed teams in a demanding but stimulating environment where you will have the opportunity to fulfil your potential. We will provide high quality supervision and support with a protected caseload during your ASYE together with access to a range of in-house training and development opportunities including our established and highly valued ASYE programme.

Main Duties

  • To carry out strength-based assessments of adults, their carers and families To identify areas of need and/or risk of harm.
  • To undertake supportive and preventative work with individuals and families including supporting a carer/family to maintain care for an adult at home as well as supporting adults in other settings including the Ealing Shared Lives service.
  • To undertake visits as required to adults, their carers and families in Ealing.
  • To take the necessary action to arrange the least restrictive alternative care for adults who cannot continue to be cared for within the community and without the intervention of the department.
  • To work with adults who are looked after by the department or referred by outside agencies and to work towards rehabilitation wherever appropriate. To work in partnership with families and all other parties involved in an adult’s life to develop care plans that meet their needs.
  • To support adults in placements and enable good communication between their carers, their families and professionals.
  • To support more experienced Social Workers in carrying out safeguarding investigations (until such times the postholder has gained the necessary experience to lead without support) where adults are thought to be in need of care and control, exposed to danger, ill treatment or neglected and to take appropriate action.
  • To maintain a sound and up to date working knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, guidance and best practice. To utilise knowledge of the local community and Council and partner organisations’ information sources.
  • To keep and maintain accurate, quality and up to date client records relating to visits made and all other work carried out. Reports to be placed on correct form on client files and reviews of current cases to be undertaken with senior colleagues.
  • To work with other agencies and professionals to ensure the best outcomes for adults


  • Professional social work qualification: CQSW, DipSW, CCETSW approved equivalent, social work degree.
  • Social Work England Social Worker registration
  • Ability to practise within the legal and ethical boundaries of the profession, managing dilemmas and conflicting values professionally and respecting the confidentiality and the dignity of others.
  • Knowledge and application of relevant current social work legislation and associated policies, theories, research and frameworks to inform social work practice.
  • Ability to apply a wide range of knowledge and skills to help build relationships, resource and resilience so that the welfare of the adult is paramount.
  • Understanding of ethical issues in relation to consent and engagement including the appropriate use of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Ability to prioritise work, exercise initiative and use personal authority appropriately.
  • Ability to critically reflect upon and analyse information from a wide range of evidence sources to inform decision-making/strengths-based outcomes.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, to enable sound dialogue with service users, colleagues and other multi-disciplinary professionals.
  • Ability to identify and assess levels of risk/s and need/s.
  • Ability to use effective evidence-based interventions to plan, engage, monitor and evaluate the outcome of those interventions.
  • Ability to take responsibility for own conduct, practice and learning; active engagement in personal continuous professional development and supervision and understanding of the value of these.
  • Ability to use IT systems and software packages to maintain accurate and comprehensive work records (e.g. assessments, reviews and plans).


  • In-house training and development opportunities including an established and highly valued ASYE programme.
  • Competitive Salary

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

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Application Deadline

July 18, 2024

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