LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES DON'T COME ALONG EVERY DAY
Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a 'can do' attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our 'Fairer Futures for All' promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.
Southwark has a varied mix of cultural communities, where over 120 languages are spoken in Southwark. We have all the challenges you'd find in any inner city area.
Our Leaving Care service is currently undergoing exciting change. Funded by the Department of Education, Innovation programme, and working in partnership with Catch 22, we are trying to improve the outcomes of care leavers by exploring new ways of working.
We are seeking Senior Social Worker who are keen to join us on our journey and contribute to improving our service. We are an enthusiastic and supportive team, who are passionate about working with young people. We work systemically and collaboratively in small practice groups to help improve the lives of children and families.
As a Senior Social Worker you will work in a team alongside social workers and personal advisors. Each team also benefits a specialist experienced practitioner (fields including addictions, vulnerable women, housing, social capital, group & youth work and education, employment and training) and from access to specialist clinical support via our Clinical Service.
We are determined that all children enjoy good outcomes and are committed to Restorative Practices having a transformational impact on culture and professional practice working.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of, and help shape, the change in our service, and work to co-design the service with our care-experienced young people, local businesses and partners.
We are looking for people who are committed to improving the life experience for children and families and supporting them to thrive without statutory support, when possible.
We could use your help to deliver excellent, high quality, social work services to children and families; so join us and help us to create a culture which maintains its focus on families and prioritises direct work. The main purpose of the role is to work closely with the team to support and enable young people who are aged 16 and over and currently in care and those who have left care and are eligible for leaving care services to make a successful transition to adulthood through practical and planned interventions.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact: Andrew Borwick-Fox on 0207 525 7966 or email andrew.borwick-.
Closing Date: 24 February 2020 at 23:59
Interviews and assessments: Week commencing 2 March 2020
Occasional requirement to work weekends and evenings.
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An Enhanced DBS and Social Work England Registration is required.