SENIOR SOCIAL WORKERS – CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES
MASH, ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION, CHILDREN IN CARE
£43,860 - £46,839 pa Plus Market Supplement of £5,000 pa
Closing date: 25/07/2021 at 23:59
Newham Together – The best place for children and young people.
There has never been a more exciting time to practice, develop, and grow as a Senior Social Worker at Newham.
Senior Social Workers can now look to a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to support their practice and enrich their learning. Senior Social Workers can also expect significant support to help them achieve personal career goals. These changes are a small part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team are making, which was recognised in our recent Ofsted visit. Newham is moving in the right direction.
We are continuing to look at innovative ways of working and how we can offer maximum flexibility to our social workers – remote working wherever possible is now a reality at Newham. We know that social workers are most effective when they’re happy, healthy and able to work flexibly, so we’ve recently implemented wellbeing initiatives and invested in new roles and are redesigning services to reduce caseloads and give back something invaluable to our social workers – their time.
Joining Newham as we continue with our improvement journey will be an invaluable experience and look great on any Senior Social Worker’s CV.
Apply now, and be part of our success.
ABOUT THE JOB
Senior Social Workers have a vital role delivering high quality social work to children and families whilst supporting lesser experienced colleagues. SSWs, as Practice Educators, will also be responsible for supervising social work students on placement at Newham.
Senior Social Workers at Newham are expected to support colleagues through sharing their knowledge, supporting less experienced colleagues and providing constructive criticism where appropriate. SSWs will deliver and supervise social work interventions, including holding complex cases themselves and making key decisions that impact both children and families and the performance of the service.
We are currently looking for Senior Social Workers to join the following teams:
- Children in Care
Please specify which team/s you are interested in as part of your supporting statement when you apply.
For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.
‘People at the heart of everything we do’
We're looking for resilient, experienced Senior Social Workers who are passionate about improving children and young people’s lives. You are full of energy and enthusiasm, taking a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, setting SMART goals to help create change where it’s needed to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey.
You have previous experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development and that of those around you, especially less experienced and student social workers starting out on their social work careers. You are always open to learning and to helping others learn so that children and families can benefit from our best practice.
We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.
We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.
Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer: https://children.newhamsocialworkerjobs.com/
We will offer you:
- A competitive package of up to £51,839pa (includes market supplement).
- Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.
- Smarter Working with new modern technology.
- New Social Work Academy with training in Systemic practice and weekly lunchtime training seminars.
- We’re looking at how best to approach development plans and an internal careers fair is planned for 2021.
- ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
- Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
- Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
- Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
- Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
- We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.
To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement through our recruitment portal, stating clearly which team/s you are interested in joining.
The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description, in relation to your chosen team/s. It should not exceed 2 sides of A4.
Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.
Closing date: 25/07/2021 at 23:59
Interviews: Week commencing 02/08/2021
Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews will be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.
If you have any questions about the recruitment process or want to discuss being a Senior Social Worker at Newham with one of our managers, please contact: Liam Barrell; Recruitment and Onboarding Lead, at email@example.com.