Social Worker Domestic Abuse Team
Salary: Social Worker level 3 £34,794 to £41,706
X1 permanent full time position
This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand-new specialist team and develop a domestic abuse team supporting and protecting children, young people and families within Children and Family Services. With a highly diverse population of over 80,000 children and young people, Enfield is the place where social work thrives.
We want highly motivated social workers who see themselves as future leaders to apply for these positions. The team will evolve and become a core part of Children’s Social care supporting ambitious social workers and other staff to make their contact with every child count. The aim of the service is to assess, intervene and reduce risk of domestic abuse.
Enfield prides itself on having a supportive work culture and stable management team that gives social workers the autonomy they need to deliver a first-class service to vulnerable children and their families.
As a qualified and professionally registered social worker with Social Work England, you will have knowledge of current legislation, have demonstrated your experience and abilities in respect of working in partnership with children, young people, families, and partner agencies. You will have over 2 years’ experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, preferably in a statutory setting, and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form, as well as the ability to work individually and as part of a team. Your drive, enthusiasm and high aspirations will contribute to our journey to deliver exceptional outcomes for the children and young people of Enfield.
It’s time to take your next step and apply to be part of a Local Authority that is good in all service areas with an upward trajectory to outstanding.
Our practice is underpinned by professional standards and promises to our children and young people. Our chosen model across the safeguarding partnership is Signs of Safety.
What we’re looking for
An experienced practitioner (social worker registered with Social Work England) who can demonstrate through qualifications and experience that they can have ambition to drive Enfield services to outstanding.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
2. your CV which includes your full work history since leaving full time education.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
- Additional Annual Leave can be bought
- A Sabbatical scheme –allowing social workers to claim one month off paid
- Flexible working arrangements – this includes locations, condensed hours, term time only etc.
- Job-Share – All full-time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
- Relocation package – Up to £8000
- Foster Carer Policy – Allows an employee to attend essential meetings and training to support their role as a foster carer
- Premature Babies Policy – Recognises the difficulties parents face with premature babies
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Please note this recruitment is ongoing and we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. The recruiting managers will review applications on a weekly basis and will be inviting candidates to an interview as an when the shortlisting takes place. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
For an informal discussion contact Laura Henry on 0208 132 2354 or Amy Hanson on 0208 132 1649.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.