A vacancy has arisen for an experienced social worker to join the Connected Carers Team. This is an exciting time to join the team and we are seeking a child focused social worker to join us in our improvement journey.
A large proportion of the work within the team is undertaking Court directed assessments of friends and families when alternative care plans are being considered for children. This is an exciting yet challenging and complex area of social work.
If you are passionate and committed to improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people, and can ensure that children are at the centre of the work that you do; then we would like to hear from you.
- A recognised professional Social Wok Qualification
- Successful completion of ASYE year together with two years post qualifying experience of working with children and families.
- Registration with Social Work England
In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -
- Market Premia Payment of £2,500 per annum (paid in equal monthly instalments)
- Retention Payment of £2,000 per annum (paid annually in April each year)
- Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
- Generous annual leave entitlement – minimum 27 days increasing to 30 after five years service
- Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
- Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
- Agile working arrangements
- Excellent local government pension scheme
- Free car parking
- Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
- Access to Care First, our confidential information, advice and counselling service
- Bicycle and Rail Season Ticket Loam scheme’s
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.
As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Sally Lunnon on 01634 334148.
Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
For more information on our Children & Adults Social Care jobs please visit: www.medwaysocialcarejobs.co.uk.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
How to Apply
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.