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Qualified Social Workers - Children's Services

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 924
  • Published: Mon 04/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

SOCIAL WORKERS – CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES
MASH, ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION, CHILDREN WITH SEND
Up to £48,860 (PO4 + £5k market supplement)

We are holding a virtual Recruitment Open Evening on Thursday 14th October at 19:00. We invite you to join us to find out more about our journey and working for Newham: SIGN UP HERE

ABOUT US

Newham Together – The best place for children and young people (click here to view our recruitment video)

There has never been a more exciting time to practice, develop, and grow as a Social Worker at Newham.

Social Workers can now look to a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to support their practice and enrich their learning. Social Workers can also expect significant support to help them achieve personal career goals. These changes are a small part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team are making, which was recognised in our recent Ofsted visit. Newham is moving in the right direction.

We are continuing to look at innovative ways of working and how we can offer maximum flexibility to our social workers – remote working wherever possible is now a reality at Newham. We know that social workers are most effective when they’re happy, healthy and able to work flexibly, so we’ve recently implemented wellbeing initiatives and invested in new roles and are redesigning services to reduce caseloads and give back something invaluable to our social workers – their time.

Joining Newham as we continue with our improvement journey will be an invaluable experience and look great on any Social Worker’s CV.

Apply now, and be part of our success.

ABOUT THE JOB

We are currently looking for permanent qualified social workers to join the following teams:

  • Intervention
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
  • Children with SEND

Please make sure you specify which team/s you are interested in when you apply.

For further information detailing the role of a social worker in each team please take a look at our Social Worker Duties – Service Specific appendix.

ABOUT YOU

‘People at the heart of everything we do’

We're looking for resilient, experienced Social Workers who are passionate about improving children and young people’s lives. You are full of energy and enthusiasm, taking a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, setting SMART goals to help create change where it’s needed to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey.

You have previous experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are always open to learning and to helping others learn so that children and families can benefit from our best practice. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development and the potential that comes with this – for you, your colleagues, and ultimately for children in their families and community. You really want to develop yourself and be the best practitioner you can.

We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.

You are a qualified social worker and registered with Social Work England.

OUR OFFER

We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.

Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer: https://children.newhamsocialworkerjobs.com/

We will offer you:

  • A competitive package.
  • Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.
  • Smarter Working with new modern technology.
  • New Social Work Academy with training in Systemic practice and weekly lunchtime training seminars.
  • We’ve recently restructured some operational teams to reduce caseloads.
  • We’re reviewing how best to approach personal development plans.
  • ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
  • Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
  • Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
  • Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
  • We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.

TO APPLY

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement through our recruitment portal, stating clearly which team/s you are interested in joining.

The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description, in relation to your chosen team/s. It should not exceed 2 sides of A4.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.

Closing date: 24/10/2021 at 23:59

Please view Social Worker Job Description

Interviews: Early November

Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews will be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or want to discuss being a Social Worker at Newham with one of our managers, please contact: Liam Barrell; Recruitment and Onboarding Lead, at liam.barrell@newham.gov.uk.

Apply Now

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 924
  • Published: Mon 04/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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