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Social Worker Opportunities Across Children's Social Care

Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  • Reference: CSD00324
  • Published on: Thu 21/09/2017 01:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 30/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £32478 - £42228
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Tower Hamlets
Role Purpose Make your mark on Tower Hamlets To achieve our vision of a brighter future for our Children’s Services, we are embarking on a campaign to recruit a significant number of Children’s Social Workers. In addition, we are investing an additional £4.8 million in Children’s Social Care to pay for enhanced payments, the development of an exciting training offer and increased access to Team Management and administrative support., We are in the early stages of an exciting and transformative improvement journey following our recent disappointing Ofsted inspection, with a plan to get to “Good” within two years. Work we have done so far includes: * strengthening the Corporate Parenting Board with better support for care leavers including traineeships, apprenticeships for young people and Internet access; * improving the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub * strengthening relationships with partners Our Children’s Social Workers are rewarded well. We pay £32,802 to £42,651 per annum basic salary with the possibility of progressing to the role of Advanced Social Work Practitioner and with an additional retention allowance of £2,787 per annum. We also offer a range of benefits to help you succeed in your career and achieve a good work/life balance. These include a generous holiday entitlement, an annual travel allowance of £1,548 per annum, progression opportunities, childcare vouchers, funded membership to the HCPC and of course personal learning and development. You will benefit from a manageable caseload of around 18 cases so that you can focus on providing dedicated support to the families you will be working with in Tower Hamlets and use your professional skills to the full. Skills and Experience We are looking for people with the relevant skills, expertise, experience, ambition and drive to help us achieve our goals. If you are motivated to make a positive difference to children and families, if you are open to new ideas and can use your expertise to help us achieve, then we want to hear from you. You will need the following skills and experience: * a minimum of two year’s post ASYE social work experience * a current HCPC registration * a developed knowledge of how the legislative frameworks within social care operate * the ability to analyse information accurately and to critically evaluate risk * effective self-organisation and self-management skills with the ability to manage your own workload and take responsibility for meeting objectives * an understanding of others' points of view, with the ability to adapt and empathise, and make informed decisions * a good working experience of building relationships with external agencies, community groups and individuals * the ability to accept feedback, using it constructively for self-development and the continuous improvement of service delivery. This is a very exciting time for our Children’s Services Directorate and we need committed individuals to support us on our improvement journey. You will become part of our growing team which will work towards making a difference to our children and to develop the next generation of Tower Hamlets’ citizens To find out more about the roles please visit http://makeyourmarkontowerhamlets.co.uk/ We have made it easier to apply, just upload a CV, answer some screening questions and three questions about the role. If you don't have a CV complete and upload the attached template. Requirements Benefits and Allowances

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