Full Time Permanent
Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
Additional Allowance Payment:
- Social Worker NQSW / SCP 01-03 / £32,418 - £34,209 per annum + £3,000 R&R allowance per annum
- Qualified Social Worker / SCP 04 - 08 / £35,751 - £40,869 per annum = £5,000 R&R allowance per annum
- Following successful progression under Redbridge Social Work framework
Redbridge Youth Offending and Targeted Prevention Service (YOTPS) are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic qualified social workers to join our committed team.
The role involves working in a multi-agency service in order to plan and deliver services aimed at reducing and preventing youth crime. The post holder will be required to carry out assessments, prepare reports and manage statutory Court Orders and Out of Court Disposals ensuring interventions are desistance focused while appropriately addressing both safety & wellbeing and public protection using the Redbridge policies and procedures to assist you.
You will need to be creative in the way that you work with complex families, engaging them to build on the positives whilst having a strong understanding of the impact of exploitation, trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
You will have excellent communication and assessment skills; the ability to implement intervention plans making best use of appropriate and targeted resources to deliver focussed outcomes; the organisational skills to undertake challenging work within tight deadlines, and maintain up-to-date records in line with National Standards; knowledge of both out of court disposals and court work and case management and the ability to work well under your own initiative and as part of a multi-agency Service. You will have an ability to interpret legislation and translate into practice, in addition to having an up-to-date knowledge of childcare & youth justice legislation
The nature of the role means that flexible hours are needed including occasional evening and weekend work to meet the needs of the children and families we work with, focusing on building positive professional working relationships to help facilitate and maintain change. The role will require you to balance Child First methodology with public protection and understand restorative practice and contextual safeguarding.
We support Social Workers in their progression, affording opportunities to grow skill sets. Staff have regular supervision with their line manager, frequent professional development sessions and access to group or specialist supervisions for those complex cases discussions and reflection.
If you are interested in being part of a team delivering excellent services to young people in Redbridge, please apply.
Interviews will be held week commencing 31st January 2022
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To apply for this job please visit www.redbridge.gov.uk
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