Senior Social Workers

Employer: Lambeth Council

  • Reference: CYP0292-ROL
  • Published on: Fri 04/04/2014 07:01 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 19/09/2014 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary: £35406 - £39120
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lambeth

Job Summary

Give the next generation the best start possible Every child in Lambeth deserves the very best start in life – and we’re determined to see that they get it. For that, we need nothing less than excellence from our Children’s Social Care Service. As an “Outstanding” Local Authority, the bar has been set at a high standard, but with your drive and knowledge, we can make sure that outcomes for children and young people are the best they can possibly be. You’ll be working in a diverse borough, facing complex social care issues. But thanks to the support of our committed team of professionals, this could be the most challenging and rewarding experience of your career.

Senior Social Workers – Children’s Social Care Service£35,406 rising in annual increments to £39,120 pa incl. LW

Starting salary dependent on experienceFull time 35 Hours per week

Positions available across a number of service areas

As a Senior Social Worker you will contribute to the development and shaping of our services. As a learning organisation we are committed to continuous improvement and solid partnership working. You will need to have clear expertise and knowledge in protecting vulnerable children and promoting best outcomes for children and their families. You will need to be able to model reflective practice and will be encouraged to develop specific lead roles within your team to enhance the social work profession.

We welcome applicants who are up for the challenge of managing complex cases and opportunities to excel in the development of the social work profession.

For this role you should have a recognised qualification in Social Work, be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and have experience and/or a background in Children’s Social Care. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for a enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information about a disclosure can be found at How to apply: Please visit our website to apply online. It is essential that your written application gives evidence or examples of your proven experience in each of the criteria marked as ‘E’ for Essential. Evidence of other areas will be sought at Interview and/or Test.

If you are applying under the two ticks scheme, you will need to give evidence or examples of your proven experience in the areas marked with “Two Ticks” on the person specification when you complete the application form. Shortlisting Process: Applications will be considered for shortlisting on the last Friday of every month. If you do not hear from Lambeth for four weeks from that date, please assume that you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage and re-submission of application forms will not be considered. Interview and Assessments: If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be given a minimum of 5 working days notice of interview and assessment date. The assessment will be a hand written work related exercise (based on social care). Interviews will be panel based. All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address that you provide on your application form.

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