Senior Social Workers

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Southwark Council
Social Care
£40,000 to £46,000 Per Annum
Job Type
Date Posted
30th October 2018

Job Description

The role

We have Senior Social Worker vacancies in the following Services:

Safeguarding and Family Support Service (Multiple Positions)


Southwark redesigned its Children’s Social Care to enable us to work systemically and collaboratively in small practice groups to help improve the lives of children and families. We are determined that all children enjoy good outcomes and are committed to Systemic Practices having a transformational impact on culture and professional practice working.

Are you a qualified Social Worker and hold a recognised social work qualification who has significant and demonstrable post qualifying experience of working with vulnerable children and families in statutory settings?

We are looking for staff who can provide a comprehensive, effective, integrated, systemically-informed social work service, within Southwark’s practice framework,. We need staff who can deliver excellent social work practice, assessing complex need, planning and working purposefully with families, support networks and other professionals to manage risk, safeguard children and promote positive outcomes. Providing a social work service which is both relationship-based and which responds in a timely manner within statutory guidelines.

You would work collaboratively with the team, supporting the development of best practice and confident practitioners through coaching and mentoring of students, newly qualified social workers and less experienced practitioners.

We are committed to freeing you up to do social work and will provide manageable case-loads with additional administrative support and modern ways of working so you can spend more time working with families than in front of your computer.

Learning and Development
Throughout your time at Southwark you will be constantly learning. You will be challenged by your work, encouraged to try new approaches and supported to maximise your potential. We will invest in providing the resources you need to develop professionally, through a combination of informal on-the-job and formal development programmes.

• Competitive salary ranging from; £39,696 to £46,347
• Annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days – rising to 36 days (dependent on length of service)
• Pension scheme (LGPS)
• Childcare Vouchers
• Cycle to work loan
• Eye Care Scheme
• Season Ticket Loan – interest free

Disclosure and Barring Service Check:
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Professional Registration:
Applicants must have current professional registration with Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Recruitment timetable
Closing date: 25th November 2018
Interview and Occupational Assessment: 6th December 2018

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