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Social Worker - Assessment

Employer: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

  • Reference: LBBD/17/38549
  • Published on: Fri 05/05/2017 10:10 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/08/2017 23:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 35 hours per week.
  • Salary: £32,628 - £38,229 (PO2-PO3)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Barking & Dagenham

Social Worker – Assessment

We are looking for experienced social workers to work in our assessment team.

The team provides social work services to children and their families to safeguard and promote their welfare. Your role will be to undertake high quality and timely single assessments and to liaise with partners within and without the council as necessary to ensure that services are provided efficiently and effectively. You’ll manage complex cases, planning intervention and support in a timely manner and, at all times, making sure that the children’s voices are heard and recorded consistently.

We’ll also expect you to contribute to the team – helping us develop and improve standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.

In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. Though we’re not complacent, we believe that our training, development and support is among the best in London – and we have plenty more in store for 2017. We are driving down caseloads and investing heavily in better IT and mobile working technology to help staff spend more quality time doing what matters.

Special Requirements for this Post

We welcome applications from qualified and experienced candidates.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.

Disclaimer for adverts for hard to fill positions:

We will be reviewing and shortlisting CV’s as they are submitted. Candidates will be invited to interview and job offers made on a rolling basis, it is advisable to submit your CV/application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once all positions are filled the job advert will be closed.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please send your questions to and we will get back to you within 48 hours

One borough; one community;

London’s growth opportunity

Closing Date for Application: 6th August 2017.

Interview Date (Week Commencing): 7th August 2017.

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