Senior Social Worker – Assessment and Intake Team – Southwark Council

December 12, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Winlight Recruitment are currently working with Southwark Council, who are looking for a Social Worker to work in the Assessment and Intake Team for the Older People and Physical Disabilities Service.

Experience from the following teams would strongly be recommended to apply:

  • Hospital Team
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Older People’s Team
  • Complex Needs Team

The primary focus of the role is to complete Care Act Assessments . Your main roles will include:

  •  Undertaking unplanned reviews
  • Converting care plans
  • Assess and investigate risk, mental capacity, DOLS (LPS) and safeguarding issues
  • Provision of a short term intensive assessment period
  • Assessing the person’s ability to maximise their independence and to provide a robust assessment that measures the amount of ongoing support needed

You will need to have:

  • Social Work Degree
  • Registered with Social Work England


  • Offer Competitive Pay of £29/ph
  • Claim Your Business Miles


  • Access to a broad range of on-site, Microsoft Teams led and e-learning trainings
  • Flexible working arrangements. Presently the Assessment and Intake Team are operating a 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home rota
  • Use of Team Oyster card when undertaking visits
  • Laptop and work smart phone provided to all staff
  • Supportive and understanding management structure
  • Opportunities to lead on short term projects and opportunities for development and transition to permanent contract
  • Varied and challenging cases
  • The role will be initially for 3 months but we anticipate will be extended pending permanent recruitment.


If you are considering relocating or temporary lodging for this assignment you should be able to find accommodation for a low price.

If you are interested in this role or looking for a different role as Social Worker in the UK or Channel Islands, please contact Marketing at

Working with Winlight Recruitment offers you a number of benefits including:

  • Your own dedicated specialist consultant
  • Access to the widest variety of Social Work jobs across the UK.
  • Prompt and Reliable Payroll.
  • Free DBS and Compliance Service