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Social Worker Adolescent Safeguarding Team
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 8186
  • Published: Thu 01/12/2022, 2:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £36138 - £45834
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House

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Social Worker Adolescent Safeguarding Team

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Social Worker

Adolescent Safeguarding Team

Permanent, full time (36 hrs)

Salary: £36,138 - 45,834

Grade SW Level 2/3

If you are a dynamic and passionate person committed to working with and supporting children, this is your chance to join us at Enfield Council. We offer a high quality and innovative service for children in Enfield. Our children and family services were judged as Good in all areas by OFSTED in March 2019 and we want you to join us on our journey to Outstanding.

OFSTED described Enfield Social Work teams as highly motivated with manageable caseloads, allowing time for workers to get to know children and protect them effectively. Managers and staff are passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people. We offer a clear Signs of Safety (SoS) framework to guide and support our work.

Enfield’s Adolescent Safeguarding Team has been created to work intensively with young people aged 10 to 17 years on the edge of care or at risk of exploitation.

Within communities we are becoming more aware of the issues regarding the impact of Contextual Safeguarding and Extra-Familiar harm and what this means for young people, such as grooming, gang culture and young people being exploited into Child Criminal Exploitation and Child Sexual Exploitation. As a profession, we are developing our understanding and responses to the risks posed to young people. We are seeking Social Workers who are have the passion, commitment, and ability to positively engage young people to improve their life outcomes and make effective change.

Evidence shows that young people entering care after the age of 10 years do not do as well as their peers who live with their own families, citing poorer outcomes experienced by LAC in relation to criminality, school exclusions and emotional and behavioural health issues. The Adolescent Safeguarding Team will provide robust, innovative and ambitious interventions for families of young people assessed as being on the edge of care in order to enable the family to continue to support children within the family network whilst improving outcomes for vulnerable young people.

Successful candidates will display knowledge of Contextual Safeguarding and a high level of determination to ensure young people are able to remain living within their family networks in order to achieve positive outcomes. Professionals in the team will require a high level of resilience and perseverance in the face of resistance and challenge.

• Experienced Social Workers - £38,607 to £45,834

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
  • Relocation package of up to £8k available (subject to agreement)
  • 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers
  • Foster Carer Policy – Allows an employee to attend essential meetings and training to support their role as a foster carer

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.

If you would like to know more about Adolescent Safeguarding Team, please contact Leah McGuinness on 0208 132 2364 for an informal discussion

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed

Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit

Closing and Interview Dates

Closing at 23:59 on 11th December 2022

Interview date: TBA

Additional Information

To apply, please click on the link below.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact on 020 8132 0346

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Leah McGuinness on 0208 132 2364 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.