Social Worker - Grade 7/8 - £38,607- £47,805pa (Plus £4,000 annual MS payment)
Havering is a London borough like no other. Located in Zone 6, we are in close proximity to both the hustle and bustle of the city and the surrounding Essex countryside. Boasting attractive green spaces and fantastic schools, it is no wonder that we have one of the fastest growing child populations in the country, and our community is becoming increasingly diverse. We are also unique in our political makeup, with Havering Residents’ Association working in co-operation with the Labour Group to make Havering an even better place to live and work. We have a strong corporate agenda and are embedding an increasingly insight-driven culture, which we think makes this a very exciting time to join us.
If job satisfaction means being supported by your manager, senior managers and leadership team, then Havering is the right place for you. Having a strong level of management support is just one of the many things that we are known for and is highly valued by our workforce.
We are passionate about creating the right conditions to support our social care practitioners to thrive, whether through our Face to Face model of practice, health and wellbeing initiatives or learning and development opportunities.
Why choose Havering?
- Competitive salary of up to £51,800 inclusive of annual £4,000 market supplement
- Subsidised parking at various council-owned car parks across the borough
- Generous local government pension scheme
- Access to a range of health and wellbeing activities and initiatives
- Training and development opportunities through our very own dedicated Social Care Academy specific to children’s and adults social care
- Access to accredited systemic training
- And much more
You can find out more about working for Havering Children’s Services by visiting www.havering.gov.uk/cypsjobs.
APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT SOCIAL WORK ENGLAND REGISTRATION WITH 2 OR MORE YEARS SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE.
At Havering Council, we are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for children, young people and families. Our vision centres on supporting Havering’s children and families to lead happy, healthy lives. This means ensuring that every child has equal opportunities to thrive – accessing the highest possible levels of education and enjoying a stable, happy home. We believe firmly in empowering families to create sustainable change themselves, allowing them to find their own solutions.
We provide systemic care with lasting effects through our Face to Face model of practice – achieving sustainable positive outcomes. Havering’s ethos is embodied by our approach to fitting the system to the family rather than asking the family to fit to the system. This is done by working collaboratively with children, young people and families by having ongoing conversations so they can receive the most effective forms of intervention. With your expertise and motivation to support our children, young people and families, Havering is the ideal place for your social work career.
Havering is a fantastic place to live and work! Benefiting from excellent transport links, being only 18 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station, with our Town Hall campus located centrally in Romford, making our offices easily accessible via the M25, A12, A406 and A127.
About the role
As a social worker in Havering, you will feel comfortable with and have substantial experience managing defined caseloads and working collaboratively to facilitate high support and high challenge through co-production. As well as being passionate about utilising creative means of engagement and collaboration in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families in need of support.
However, these are not the only skills and characteristics we are looking for. To be shortlisted for the position, you must be able to clearly evidence the following within your application:
- Contribute to the delivery of an effective children’s social care service as part of a social work team, improving outcomes for children and young people.
- Manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs and risk assessments, care planning and child protection investigations.
- Carry out high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
- Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Havering LSCB and departmental policy and procedures and relevant legislation.
Please view Job Profile here
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Carly Downing on email@example.com
This advert will close at 23:59 on 24 September, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early. You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be confirmed.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.
We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.
The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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