Social Workers

Employer: London Borough of Waltham Forest | Children and Young People Services

  • Reference: CY-SW
  • Published on: Mon 15/03/2010 09:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/04/2010 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 per week
  • Salary: £28,032.00 - £36,306.00 (+ £2k retntion bonus and essential car user allowance)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Various locations in the Borough

Waltham Forest is looking for people with a passion in social care to join us in a wide range of positions across our Children & Young People Services. Social workers who will do whatever it takes to ensure children’s lives are championed. Social workers with the experience and know-how to spot any child in need and to identify their potential. Champions, we hope, just like you!

Dependent upon your experience and skills, you could be part of anyone of a number of busy Social Work Teams that we have vacancies in. You will manage a realistic caseload to support some of our most vulnerable children who may have complex problems, but for a social worker like you, this will be your driving force to turn their lives around and achieve good outcomes.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding area. We offer a friendly and supportive environment where supervision and professional development are a high priority. You will be encouraged to develop your supervisory skills and forge close operational links with our partner agencies.

For further information relating to this post and others that we are advertising please see our recruitment microsite at www.walthamforest.gov.uk/socialworkers. If you have any further questions please contact Rose Muir on 020 8496 1304 or email:

Tests/interviews week commencing 10th May 2010.

If you have not heard from us by this date, please assume you have not been short-listed for interview. These posts require a social work qualification and unqualified applicants will not be considered.

Waltham Forest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and young people. An Enhanced CRB disclosure (and additional vetting) that is satisfactory to us will be a condition of appointment.

Many thanks for your interest in this vacancy

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained in its Corporate Equality Plan:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

For more information please visit: http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/index/social.htm

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