We’re hugely ambitious at Tower Hamlets – are you?
We are striving to offer the best services possible and to really empower our families to live happier and safer lives. We understand how essential it is to provide quality support and resources our staff need so that they can be the kind of social worker they always wanted to be and deliver the best possible outcome for children.
This is a very exciting time for our Children’s Services and we need committed individuals to support us in the delivery of these aims and to become part of our growing team to make a difference to our children and families.
To achieve this, we want to recruit and retain excellent social workers who will support the development of our next generation of citizens in Tower Hamlets. We need both your energy and ambition and hope that you will consider joining us on our journey to reach our aspirations.
Salary range: £33,459 to £43,503 pa. inc.
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Additionally, for those Social Workers who work in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Assessment & Intervention and Family Support & Protection front line teams, they receive a retention incentive lump sum of £3,000 after a year in the job (assuming no formal capability and disciplinary warnings).
All other Social Workers involved in the child’s journey in the Looked After Children, Children with Disabilities and Fostering & Adoption teams, and the Leaving Care Service, receive a retention incentive lump sum of £1,500 after a year in the job (assuming no formal capability and disciplinary warnings).
In addition, you will also be eligible for an annual travel allowance (paid in monthly instalments) equivalent to the annual travel card for zones 1-3, currently £1,600 per annum.
Have you got a current HCPC registration?
Do you have a minimum of two year’s post ASYE social work experience?
Are you able to analyse information accurately and be able to critically evaluate risk?
Can you build good working relationships with external agencies, community groups and individuals?
Do you have the skills to understand others points of view, with the ability to adapt and empathise and make informed decisions?
If you are up for the challenges and rewards that come from delivering dedicated people centred services, focusing on quality outcomes, we would welcome your application.
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We have made it easier to apply, just upload a CV, answer some screening questions and three questions about the role. If you don't have a CV complete and upload the attached template.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Tower Hamlets Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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Closing date: Wednesday 31 October 2018