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Social Worker - Assessment
  • Employer: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Social Care
  • Reference: LBBD/20/124923
  • Published: Thu 03/09/2020, 12:55 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours
  • Salary: £33,984-£39,774
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Barking & Dagenham

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Social Worker - Assessment

“We keep on striving for the best for our children and young people” #Be More

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. 

You will also be developing and improving standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.

We’ll also expect you to contribute to the team – helping us develop and improve standards.

In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. 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


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. You will have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and hold a recognised Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration.

About you

In the Assessment Team you will undertake high-quality, timely assessments and liaise with key professionals, within and outside the council to ensure services are provided efficiently and effectively. You will manage challenging cases, planning intervention, and support, ensuring children’s voices are always heard and recorded consistently. You will also be developing and improving standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.

About us

This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. We have been on a journey over the last few years, that has seen us transform the council and the way we deliver our services. At the heart of this transformation is our community. We need committed individuals to support us in the delivery of these aims and to become part of our team to make a difference to our children and families. In return we offer a competitive pay package, £2.5k recruitment and retention allowance,  generous pension and relocation package, annual leave up to 30 days, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing.

We are currently reviewing our pay and benefits offer. The details in this advert reflect the offer that is in place at the time of this recruitment campaign.  Shortlisted/Successful applicants will be advised of any changes as and when the review has been implemented.