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Social Workers / Advanced Social Workers

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 210000TE
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 8:40 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/01/2022, 8:43 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 11 - 14 (£38,883 - £46,839pa)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

“Have you got the passion and drive to make positive changes in the lives of children and young people?” 

Our Mission
The London Borough of Croydon is a thriving cultural hub. It’s a truly unique place to practice social work – Croydon is one of the fastest growing populations in the UK and is home to 94,000 children. It’s an exciting time to be joining us; our destination is embedding systemic practice and the investment that we have received is enabling Social Work with Families to have a manageable caseload, business support integrated in our structure and Practitioners supporting child in need direct work.                                        

Benefits of Working With Us

  • Manageable caseloads
  • Accredited Systemic Practice training 
  • Investment into your staff well-being
  • Good management support for practitioners, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work.
  • A range of CPD opportunities to support your development.
  • Career Progression Scheme from Social Worker to Advanced Social Worker
  • Our Edge of Care Service works alongside social workers.
  • Welcome payment of £4k on specific service areas (Croydon Supporting Families, Social Work with Families, SPOC and Adolescents) payable after successful completion of your six month probation period 
  • Retention payment scheme currently under review, details upon application  
  • Parking permits provided 
  • 31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays 
  • A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%

The Opportunity 
We are seeking Social Workers / Advanced Social Workers who are experienced in the following areas to join us to strengthen our service; 

  • Early Help - SPOC 
  • Croydon Supporting Families - initial assessment and brief intervention
  • Social Work with Families – longer term intervention through CIN & CP Plans 
  • Children with Disabilities – 0-17 years children with complex needs 
  • Children in Care 
  • Children Leaving Care 
  • Family & Friends Fostering Team 

Why Join Us

  • Our teams consists of experienced Social Workers at various levels 
  • The team arrange meetings weekly to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties, they will use this time to problem solve complex cases 
  • The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
  • Caseloads of Social Workers are  manageable for staff within the teams
  • You will join an established team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise 
  • You will have the support of an extremely knowledgeable and understanding manager 
  • Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.

About You 
We are looking for confident social workers, who are also:

  • Qualified and registered Social Workers / Advanced Social Workers that have completed their AYSE and are Social Work England registered.
  • Experienced in making assessments, implementing plans and delivering interventions
  • Skilled in managing complex cases and competent in presenting cases in court with demonstrable professionalism and empathy 
  • Your experience of working in a statutory setting is desirable however not essential

To view the Social Worker role profile click here 

To view the Advanced Social Worker role profile click here 

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 which allows them to work with children.

Downloads

  • Advanced SW RP
  • SW 11 to 12

Apply Now

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 210000TE
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 8:40 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/01/2022, 8:43 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 11 - 14 (£38,883 - £46,839pa)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

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