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Specialist Social Worker and Safeguarding Lead

Orri is looking for a Specialist Social Worker and Safeguarding Lead to join our growing team!

Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, full time

Start date: September 2024
Base: 80-81 Wimpole St, London W1G 9RE
Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £50,000 FTE

The basic annual leave entitlement in a full year is 33 days inclusive of bank holidays. Leave entitlement is pro rata where applicable. The service is closed for the Christmas and New Year period.

Why Orri?

Orri is an ambitious, young, fast-growing company committed to changing the way we treat eating disorders in the UK. We are looking for a Nursing Associate to join our growing team.

At the heart of our approach is a commitment to working collaboratively; providing expert, evidence-based and innovative treatment with kindness and compassion at its core.

Role Overview:

The Nursing Associate at Orri is an important role in assisting the day to day running of the nursing team. This is a dynamic post, supporting a fast paced and busy nursing function within the service where attention to details and a proactive approach is essential.

The post holder will have experience in time management, diary coordination and strong administrative skills to provide admin support in meetings and discussions within the nursing team.

The role involves empowering the individual to better understand the relationships with their body as they move through the recovery process, and supports clients in moving towards health as they navigate recovery.

Main Duties:

  • To be a champion of social care with a comprehensive understanding of legislation and statutory guidance.
  • To take a lead in the promotion of Orri’s safeguarding practice’s and undertake safeguarding enquires and contribute to the provision of care plans that protect clients from abuse.
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments and reviews, for people who may present with a high risk, or those with significant interpersonal, social, legal and/or environmental complexities, ensuring people are assessed appropriately against social care eligibility criteria as defined by The Care Act 2014.
  • To offer direct support to clients and their carers, and to colleagues, through information and advice, signposting, liaison and support.
  • To undertake regular risk assessments and ensure that vulnerable people are kept safe.
  • To undertake carer assessments, including identifying contingency plans, and provision of support.
  • To be skilled in partnership working and identify, develop, and facilitate a wide range of recovery-focused community services, ensuring that colleagues within the locality are also aware of developments and best practice.
  • To ensure the involvement of clients and their support network to ensure Orri can learn from their experiences to make improvements to service delivery.
  • To ensure accurate computer records of all work undertaken are kept up to date.
  • To undertake your own post qualifying and other appropriate training to ensure high standards of practice and continuation of your registration with Social Work England.
  • To provide both management and reflective supervision to newly qualified social workers and unregistered social care staff.
  • To participate in your own regular supervision and ensure regular reflection on your own practice as a social worker.
  • To undertake other tasks and duties which form part of the delegated social care responsibilities accepted by the Trust on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.
  • To adhere to Orri policies and procedures.
  • To undertake additional training as required.
  • To carry out any other duties as appropriately identified by your line manager.

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • Registered member of the Social Work England
  • To autonomously provide assessment, care planning and coordination of care from a social perspective to adults accessing the service.
  • Deliver recovery-focused care and support to clients and their support networks that is focused on the principles of choice, control, and independence, as well as ensuring safety.
  • You will act as a champion of social care and safeguarding at Orri across the growing service. As a service that works with international clients, experience of innovative service development is preferred.
  • In addition, any ad hoc requirements required within the postholders skill set to support Orri UK may be required.


  • Monday to Friday work pattern.
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays and the service closure over Christmas (pro rata)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption package.
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training.
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards schemes.
  • Contributory pension scheme with salary sacrifice options.
  • Free Statutory and Mandatory Training.
  • Free professional development and CPD certified training.
  • Two annual corporate events plus additional social events throughout the year.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Private health care after successfully completing your probation period.

Orri operates a smoke free policy on all premises and grounds.

Orri is an equal opportunities employer.