Please note that this is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis
Up to £40796 per annum (inclusive of market premia)
Plus £2000 per annum retention payment (payable after 2 years service in Medway), the option of a Lease Car or Essential User allowance and up to £6000 towards relocation.
We are recruiting social workers/experienced social workers in our Safeguarding Service to help us achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families.
You will have experience of undertaking direct work with children and young people, together with the ability to evidence understanding of the child’s lived experience. You will also be able to recognise and evaluate risk to children and have a sound understanding of legislation and statutory guidance relevant to children’s services.
In Medway our cases transfer to the safeguarding pods after an assessment and then remain in the pods which mean, you will have a variety of cases from children in need, child protection, court work and looked after children.
Our safeguarding pods consist of a Practice Manager and 4 social workers. You will hold an average caseload of 18 cases depending upon complexity, have access to dedicated business support, individual and reflective team supervision and an advanced practitioner.
We have also made significant investment in new technology, providing all our social workers with a Microsoft Surface Pro and mobile phone to support mobile working.
Through our career progression scheme you will have the opportunity to progress your career within Medway. You will have access to a comprehensive core and advanced skills programme through our award winning social work academy. We have also formed a partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work to provide comprehensive and accredited systemic training to support our social workers achieve the best experience of relationship based social work for our children and families.
Medway is at the heart of the Thames Gateway, only 30 miles from central London and has excellent transport links. A modern place, surrounded by award winning rural areas and rich heritage and an abounding cultural offering makes Medway a fantastic place to live and work.
To find out more visit www.medwaysocialcarejobs.co.uk
For an informal discussion please contact Ian Smith, Head of Children’s Safeguarding on 01634 337302.
The closing date for applications should be 20 February 2019.