Qualified Adults Social Worker - Safeguarding Team

Qualified Social Worker – Safeguarding – North London

Role:  Qualified Social Worker  
Location:  North London
Team: Safeguarding
Pay:  up to £32 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid


North London Local Authority is seeking a dedicated and experienced Qualified Social Worker to join our Adult Safeguarding Team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, ensuring the safety and well-being of adults in our community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct individual assessments or support self-assessments using appropriate tools and techniques to establish clear, relevant, and cost-effective options for individuals.
  • Develop and implement personalised, outcome-focused care and support plans that promote long-term independence and choice, while minimizing ongoing support and lifetime care costs.
  • Perform risk assessments for adults and carers in line with eligibility criteria and Mental Capacity legislation.
  • Conduct Mental Capacity Act assessments, ensuring adults have the opportunity to demonstrate capacity wherever possible.
  • Manage an allocated caseload in compliance with statutory requirements, Council policy, and professional best practice, considering individual choice.
  • 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.
  • Encourage and value the contributions of adults, their advocates, relatives, carers, and support workers in the assessment, support, and review processes.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of available local provisions and make appropriate referrals to other specialist teams and providers.
  • Promote the use of direct payments where appropriate, provide information, advice, and guidance to support individuals in exercising choice based on assessed risk and expected outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the Brokerage team to procure care and support, including equipment and adaptations.


  • Qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England
  • Experience in adult safeguarding and conducting risk and Mental Capacity Act assessments.
  • Strong understanding of statutory requirements, Council policies, and professional best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage a varied caseload and work autonomously.
  • Commitment to promoting independence, choice, and well-being for adults.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay rate of up to £32 per hour.
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • The chance to make a real difference in the lives of adults in North London.

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