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The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham council has exciting opportunities for Senior Social Workers to join our Care Management Team. You will need experience of working with children and their families to safeguard and promote their welfare. You will have experience in implementing child protection and child in need plans, support looked after children, and to escalate cases through legal proceedings when required, liaising with partners within and without the council as necessary to ensure that services are provided efficiently and effectively. You’ll manage complex cases, planning intervention and support in a timely manner and, always, making sure that the children’s voices are heard and recorded consistently. As a Senior Social Worker, you will also support and mentor ASYE colleagues and will be encouraged to supervise students a Practice Educator, helping to develop the next generation of Social Workers.
We’ll also expect you to contribute to the team – helping us develop and improve standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families. We believe that our award-winning training, development and support is among the best in London and we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference.
In return we will offer you a £5,000 Welcome payment with your first salary payment and £15,000 commitment payment on your 3rd Year anniversary in post. (to qualified social workers with more than one year post qualifying experience). This Allowance is subject to conditions. In years 4 or 5 of service, you will be entitled to 2 months paid sabbatical. Other benefits include a generous pension package, 27-30 days of annual leave and affordable housing scheme in addition to a relocation package of £7,500.
We would like applications from qualified and experienced candidates. For further information about Social Work at Barking and Dagenham Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
Special Requirements for this Post
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check. You will also need a current HCPC registration.
Disclaimer for adverts for hard to fill positions
We will be reviewing and shortlisting CVs as they are submitted. Candidates will be invited to an interview and job offers made on a rolling basis, it is advisable to submit your CV/application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once all positions are filled the job advert will be closed.
We are also advertising other Social Work positions within our Children’s Social Care Service, if you are interested, and would like to apply, please click on the link below:
If you would like a confidential discussion about this post and other Social Work posts we are advertising, then please contact email@example.com and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
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