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Social Workers - Assessment (Grade 11-14 £37,842 - £45,585)

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 10000LA
  • Published: Wed 18/09/2019, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

We expect children and families in Croydon to receive outstanding services from our social work staff. We want our staff to have high expectations and high challenge of their practice and each other.

 
It’s an exciting time to be joining us. To meet the changing needs of our children and families we have invested in creating the conditions for social work to flourish.
 
We have a number of exciting opportunities for Social Workers to join our Assessment Service.
 
Croydon has six Assessment Teams based in our modern offices in Croydon, come and join us. We are committed to improving the lives of children and young people and their families across the Borough. We offer great office accommodation and facilities in the centre of Croydon with excellent public transport links.
 
Investment within the Assessment Service has enabled:
  • Manageable caseloads
  • More management capacity added across the service to improve the support to Social Workers
  • Investment with partners on understanding thresholds, referral quality and appropriateness as well as investing in our Early Help offer to reduce demand where statutory intervention is not necessary.
  • Additional business support officers enabling more support for social care meetings
  • Investment into your staff well being.
Croydon is truly a unique place to practice social work – it is one of the fastest growing populations in the UK and is home to 94,000 children.
 
Your experience of working in a statutory setting will allow you to operate with confidence and emotional intelligence; using research to support your decision making and creating plans focused on creating positive change in children and young people’s lives.
 
We are looking for confident social workers who can demonstrate their skills, resilience and experience in;
 
  • Making relationships to create change
  • Identifying and working with our families’ strengths.
  • Managing complex cases
  • Working with families and children to produce Child and Family
  • Working directly with children, young people and their families evidencing multi-agency partnerships with a robust understanding of thresholds of need.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage with families and referrers from all partner agencies
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to incorporate our systemic practice model which builds on families’ strengths with a focus on protective factors.
  • Effective time management skills to deliver within expected timeframes.

Our offer to you;

 

A salary depending on your qualified experience £37,842 - £45,585
 
In addition to the annual salary there will be a welcome payment of £5,000 (paid at 6 months with a 24 month tie in) and a further £3,000 retention package (£1,500 to be paid at 12 months and then 6 months after of £1,500)
 
  • 31 days’ annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Development opportunities in key areas of practice;
  • Relocation allowance up to £8000
  • Group supervision with our Consultant Practitioners
  • Laptop/Phone to support agile work practices
  • A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
  • Clearly defined career progression pathways
  • A core skills training programme including Strengthening Families training
  • Graded Care Profile2 tool training through our Safeguarding Children’s Board
  • Post graduate learning & development opportunities with leading Universities
  • Leadership programmes, including an Aspiring leader programme for children’s social workers & Black & Minority Ethnic Aspiring managers & senior managers programme
  • Twice a year Early Help & Children’s Social Care Conferences
    Systemic supervision training for all managers and senior leaders
  • Staff reference group Discounted vouchers via Croydon Options.
 Most of all what makes Croydon special is our people – both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.
 
Click here for Role Profile for Grades 11-12
 
Click here for Role Profile for Grade 14
 
Click here for our Recruitment Brochure outlining our destination vision.
 
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
 
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
 
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
 
For an informal conversation – please email Veronica.leigh@croydon.gov.uk and we will get back to you.

 

Please click here to apply.

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  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 10000LA
  • Published: Wed 18/09/2019, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

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