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.
There is an exciting opportunity to join the 4 Borough Children’s Emergency Duty Team based in Redbridge at a time of positive development and change. The team offers a Social Work service outside of normal working hours, including weekends, evenings and public holidays.
The 4 Borough Children’s Emergency Duty Team is responsible for responding to referrals concerning children, young people and their families. The team also has a key role in the implementation of any civil emergency procedures and is the first point of contact for all Social Work business out of normal office hours within the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering and Barking & Dagenham.
You should have extensive relevant post qualifying experience in Social Work, current child/care protection knowledge as well as experience in using one or more of the following databases: Protocol, Mosaic, LiquidLogic LCS/EHM.
You should be able to work on your own initiative, evidence a sound ability to assess and manage risk and be able to respond effectively in a crisis.
You must have Social Work England registration.
For an informal discussion please call Sharon Springer, Service Manager on: 0208 708 3116
Working for Redbridge Council’s Bank staff team can offer you a wealth of opportunities and experiences including
- Supportive Management
- Access to quality training and development
- Ability to apply for internal vacancies whilst working
- Competitive rates of pay
- Friendly working environment in an innovative department
- Public sector experience
This position is on an ‘as and when basis’ which means that we do not guarantee to offer you any work on a regular basis but neither are you required to accept any work offered if it is not convenient for you.
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children, young people and vulnerable adults. Some posts will require a DBS disclosure check and references may also be taken up prior to interview.
Ambitious for Redbridge
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.