NewDAy is the London Borough of Newham's £2.6m social care innovation programme that aims to create effective and sustained change for children and families affected by domestic abuse.
We’re looking for an experienced social worker to join our multi-disciplinary team of systemic practitioners, family therapists and advisory teachers. The NewDAy service delivers evidence-based therapeutic interventions with children and parents (both the person using abuse, and the person experiencing it) when families are accessing social services.
We are looking for a Senior Domestic Abuse Pathfinder (Qualified Social Worker).
£35,991 - £41,847 PLUS £3,000 retention.
One year fixed term/ Secondment.
• Newham’s Domestic Abuse Pathfinder roles are distinctive to the NewDay domestic abuse social care innovation programme. They are here to drive system change and improve domestic abuse practice across children’s social care.
• Senior Pathfinders are also qualified social workers. They must be able to provide effective and efficient assessment, protection and care planning services to children in need and their families when required.
• Pathfinders must share learning, model best practice and coach other practitioners in Newham to embed good practice. They work across Newham’s four neighbourhood areas.
You will be:
• An experienced children’s social worker
• Systemically trained (at foundation level)
• Able and confident in working with people who have committed abuse
• Able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
• Pro-active, flexible and fully committed to delivering high quality direct work with children and families.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Employee Services Team on 0203 373 0909
The closing date for receiving applications is Sunday 2 December 2018.
You will be notified if your application is successful. Please note that we are not able to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants at application stage.
Interviews will be held on w/c 10th December.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Shema Begum, NewDAy Programme Lead, via email at Shema.Begum@newham.gov.uk or call 020 3373 8197.