Havering Council is the third largest London Borough; with a population of over a quarter of a million residents; of which a large portion (65%-70%) are adults. With a growing ageing population, access to support and services is increasing.
Havering Adult Social Care prides itself on ensuring the best outcomes possible for adult service users and carers in the borough. With a firm focus on achieving positive outcomes, we work closely with vulnerable adults to support positive changes to enable people to remain as well and independent as possible, for as long as is feasible. Adult Social Care in Havering is innovative and inventive; we pride ourselves as pioneers of progress leading the way on integrated health and social care teams; the first joint MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) in London, excellence in our Learning Disability and Mental Health Services - to name but a few.
Some of our priorities for 2019 are to:
- Focus on prevention and early intervention, through working more effectively across the Council to reduce the need for intervention and services in the first place, and support residents to self-care as much as possible. • Be ambitious when integrating services with our health partners to provide seamless care and support to residents. We will provide more services that are joined up with health. • Provide more choice through self-directed care, shaping Havering’s care market to ensure real choice and control for everyone. • Continue to embrace our responsibilities under the Care Act by fully modernising our services including how we; assess people’s needs, put together support plans, provide choice and control, improve well-being and maximise independence. In Havering, care and support is changing for the better. • Continue to strengthen our safeguarding arrangements to make sure we are doing as much as we can to protect people from abuse – preventing it happening in the first place and in dealing with issues quickly.
Social Worker / Full Time
Grade 6/7 £30708-£38799 pa (Salary effective from 1/4/2019)
We appreciate that you went into social work to make a difference – here is your opportunity to do so. We will support you to be the best you can be whilst supporting those who need social care. Our roles make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable people, carers, families and those who need us, to help them make the best of their lives and their opportunities.
We can offer a great working environment with competitive salary; dynamic and strong leadership; a robust training programme (including Assessed and Supported Year in Education) to support your continuing professional development (CPD) and development opportunities (such as End of Life, Dementia, BIA, Practice Educator and AMHP qualifications); career progression and a chance to be part of the forefront of the integration agenda; working alongside health colleagues and services.
Experienced social workers will be well supported through a comprehensive CPD programme. There is a Principal Social Worker network already established and a Professional Practice Group led by our Professional Social Work Lead to enable you to develop your full potential as a social work professional.
We are looking for skilled; passionate, enthusiastic and dynamic social workers to join the Havering family; helping strengthen and lead the way to integration and better outcomes for services users, carers and their families.
Along with a professional qualification in Social Work and HCPC registration, you will possess a firm knowledge of current policy and practice and the ability to apply these to the job for which you are applying.
Details of the job requirements are included in the job description and person specification for the post.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Tuesday 26th March 2019.
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. Interviews dates are to be confirmed.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jananee Ramiah on 01708 433556.