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Social Worker - Children's Locality Team 

About the Job:

Children's Social Worker – Localities Team

Salary – (Grade 8): £33,291 - £40,728 (£42,684 unconsolidated maximum through progression) plus a welcome bonus of £1000. A retention payment on an increasing scale, starting with £1000 on completion of your first year, £2000 on completion of your second year and £3000 every year thereafter. Free Parking
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Our Locality teams offer a social work service to children and young people in the Borough who are living at home on a plan across the tiers of need.  This is achieved by working in partnership with relevant agencies, children and young people and their families.

 

Within the team's geographical area you will support children and young people through robust assessment, SMART planning and effective intervention to support them in achieving positive outcomes within their families and communities. Working within a restorative practice approach, you will work in partnership with families and multi-agency colleagues in intervening to address both the presenting concerns and underlying difficulties.

 

About You:

We welcome applications from qualified Social Workers who have a thorough understanding of the frameworks that underpin social work practice, can bring insight and experience to the team and the lives of children and are able to show initiative and can develop our services to an outstanding standard. You must also enjoy working in a high pace team, being able to deliver consistency, energy passion to make a difference to children and young people's lives.

If you have experience in Children's services, are competent in assessment and direct work and are looking for the next challenging step in your career apply today.

To Join our Children's Locality Teams please click here

Social Worker - Referral and Assessment

 

About the Job:

Social Worker – Referral and Assessment

Salary – (Grade 8): £33,291 - £40,728 (£42,684 unconsolidated maximum through performance related progression) plus a welcome bonus of £1000. A retention payment on an increasing scale, starting with £1000 on completion of your first year, £2000 on completion of your second year and £3000 every year thereafter. 
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The Referral and Assessment service is to help children in need living with their families in the community to achieve good outcomes in their health, education and family relationships and to ensure they are appropriately safeguarded, by assessing need and planning and coordinating the care arrangements necessary to meet their needs as identified. The Referral and Assessment Service completes assessments referred in via MASH who are living in the London Borough of Sutton and who meet the threshold for support.

 

The offer:

A modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from multiple locations, remotely from your mobile/tablet using Google Mail and Apps which are a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working. All our social workers also benefit from manageable caseloads and a culture of strong supportive management and autonomy.

 

Other flexible working options include time off in lieu (TOIL) and working from home to write reports and to meet tight timescales. We can also offer a 9 day fortnight flexible working pattern equivalent to an extra 26 days off a year.

 

About You:

We welcome applications from individuals with a recognised Social Work qualification, who are HCPC registered and have experience and who are enthusiastic about frontline social work.

 

Our culture of strong, accessible and supportive management will provide you with good regular supervision and the opportunity to take part in restorative supervision and case discussions. There are also opportunities to undertake specific training such as PAMS assessments, Parenting assessments, ABE training and practice teaching.

To join our Referral and Assessment team please click here

Talent Pools

 

We're always keen to hear from experienced Social Workers and Managers who are hard-working and passionate about what they do, if you can't find any roles on our site that are of interest right now, please apply to one of our talent banks below making sure you let us know what teams you would be interested in.

 

 

Talent Pool - Children's Services

Talent Pool - Adults Services

 

 

We'll keep your application and contact you as and when a suitable vacancy becomes available.

 

 

Our offer

 

A modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from multiple locations, remotely from your mobile/tablet using Google Mail and Apps which are a  key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working. Manageable caseloads and a culture of strong management and autonomy. The offer includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • A £1000 one-off welcome payment*

  • Annual retention payments of up to £3000*

  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 32 days

  • Reimbursement of your annual HCPC registration

  • Fuel allowance

  • Use of Zip car scheme

  • Subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Discounts in local shops

  • Season ticket loan

  • Parking allocation

  • Introduce a friend scheme

 

* Welcome and retention payments are only payable to vacancies on scale point 38 and above and in approved posts.

 

For more information on current vacancies and Social Work in Sutton please contact matthew.longbotham@kingston.gov.uk / 0208 770 5980.