The role

About Southwark

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed newly qualified Social Worker (NQSW) to join Southwark’s Move On Support Team within the Mental Health Adult Social Care department.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop your social work skills as part of an established and well-functioning team.  As a NQSW, you will be assisted by our embedded Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.

The Move On Support Team sets out to explore real opportunities for adults placed in various mental health accommodation (supported, residential and nursing settings).  We ensure that placements are continuing to meet needs, are recovery focused and there are plans for eventual step down.  Via strengths-based practice, our focus is to maximise a person’s independence and choices, enabling people to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives and to meet our duties under the Care Act.  We have the scope to develop creative and innovative interventions to ensure service users are at the centre of the support they receive.

About You

You will be a newly qualified social worker who will supported to develop your practice via our ASYE programme.

You will be based within a friendly, creative, collaborative and supportive department at our impressive offices in Camberwell.  We offer flexible working options.  You will be benefit from regular supervision, reflective practice as well as specialist training, learning and development opportunities.  On successful completion of the ASYE, you will progress to our Grade 10 scale.

The post holder may need to travel outside of London to visit placements.

For more information on this position and requirements please read the job description provided.  For an informal chat about the role and the service please contact Seth Gyem-Amoako at or on 020 7525 2751.


Additional details

Please note this role requires an enhanced level DBS check.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 20th June 2021

Shortlisting: w/b 21st June 2021

Interviews: 30th June 2021