Our Children's Social Work team is currently recruiting a Senior Practitioner to join their team. You’ll be part of a close-knit team, where you’ll be given the time and support to best help children and young people in Medway.
This is a perfect opportunity for an established social worker to flourish in a local authority and we’re keen to develop your skills to the fullest. If you’re ambitious and looking for your next career step, we offer an accessible and supportive pathway into management roles.
You will hold a degree in Social Work, be registered with Social Work England and have at least 3-4 years post qualifying experience.
A driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.
This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.
Our offer to you:
In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -
- Market Premia Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid monthly)
- Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid in April following 1 years’ service with Medway Council)
- Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
- Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
- Excellent local government pension scheme
- Free car parking
- Access to ICT equipment and mobile phone, to support hybrid model of flexible working
- Access to a confidential information, advice and counselling service
- Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
For an informal discussion please contact Ingrid Crisan, Head of Service for Children’s Social Work Team on 01634 331505.
Please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button. Alternatively email your cv with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference CSC476RJ
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.
To find out more about Medway the place please click here.
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 Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332878 (option 1).
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.
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.