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School Social worker

  • Job reference: Dh0910
  • Location: Morden, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: We have an Exciting new Role for Merton Council

We need a School Social Worker

6mth project (1st Sept to 31st March)


? have completed their systemic social work and/or signs of safety training
? take a 'change agent' position in their interventions with families
? are skilled in using our practice model and explaining it to others
? can build strong relationships with children and their families
? are committed to Merton
? can operate autonomously within a school setting and as part of a multi-disciplinary network
? are committed to developing themselves and new ways of practising

How will the SWIS pilot team be formed?
six social workers and a team manager role in the Social Work in Schools (SWIS) pilot. The SWIS team will join our Safeguarding and Care Planning Service (S&CP) although the social workers will be based in selected Merton schools.
The Head of S&CP will supervise and support the SWIS team manager and the team. You will be included in group supervisions; service meetings; training; staff briefings and bulletins. Supervision, training, appraisals and audit processes will continue throughout the project period.

What will the SWIS pilot team do?
Each Social Worker from the SWIS team will be based in a designated Merton secondary school. Six schools from the 12 Secondary Schools in Merton will be randomly selected for the project. All our Head Teachers have agreed to take part in the pilot, to host Social Workers in their School and to support their integration into the life of the school.
SWIS Social workers will be allocated and carry out core social work tasks for relevant young people within the school that they are based. You will also provide consultation and advice to school colleagues regarding referrals and thresholds. The SWIS team manager will allocate children to the relevant social worker. You will use Mosaic for recording your interventions.



if you are interested in this role please email me your CV asap to Delanie.heyes@servicecare.org.uk or Call 01772 208964