Social worker struck off for working five jobs

A social worker who accepted senior full-time roles in two different charities and took on paid work for another three organisations has been struck off.

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A social worker who accepted senior full-time roles in two different charities and took on paid work for another three organisations has been struck off.

Suzanne Sibillin was employed full-time as director of the charity Women in Prison between July 2007 and March 2010.

But between April 2008 and July 2009, she was also employed full-time as London regional director for the National Deaf Children’s Society, the General Social Care Council’s conduct committee heard.

She was claiming a full-time salary from both. Yet, at intervals between October 2007 and December 2009, she accepted paid work for Southwark Council, the Everyman Project and the Drug and Alcohol Service for London.

During one six-month period, all five jobs overlapped.

Sibillin did not tell either of her full-time employers about the extent of the work she was doing. As a result, there was a conflict of interest in terms of how much time she could spend on each role, the conduct committee found.

The committee said: “It was highly unlikely that [Sibillin] could satisfactorily perform two senior roles in a full-time capacity for two different charities.

“Staff and service users would have been compromised by the fact that [she] had not met the objectives and aims of Women in Prison due to the fact she was working elsewhere.”

Sibillin, who did not attend the hearing, had also produced fake references at least three times, the committee found.

It concluded that, taken together, her actions had been “deliberately misleading, fraudulent and dishonest”.

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