Grade 7/8 - £38607-£42795pa (Plus 4k Market Supplement)
As a social worker, if job satisfaction means being supported by your manager, senior managers and leadership team, then Havering is the right place for you. Having a strong level of management support is just one of the many things that we are known for and is highly valued by our workforce.
We are passionate about creating the right conditions to support our social care practitioners to thrive, whether through our Face to Face model of practice, health and wellbeing initiatives or learning and development opportunities.
Why choose Havering?
- Competitive salary of up to £49,500 inclusive of £4,000 market supplement
- Subsidised parking at various council-owned car parks across the borough
- Generous local government pension scheme
- Access to a range of health and wellbeing activities and initiatives
- Training and development opportunities through our very own dedicated Social Care Academy specific to children’s and adults social care
- Access to accredited systemic training
- And much more
You can find out more about working for Havering Children’s Services by visiting www.havering.gov.uk/cypsjobs.
APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT SOCIAL WORK ENGLAND REGISTRATION AND 2 OR MORE YEARS EXPERIENCE OF WORKING AS A SOCIAL WORKER WITH CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES SERVICES.
At Havering Council, we are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for children, young people and families. Our vision centres on supporting Havering’s children and families to lead happy, healthy lives. This means ensuring that every child has equal opportunities to thrive – accessing the highest possible levels of education and enjoying a stable, happy home. We believe firmly in empowering families to create sustainable change themselves, allowing them to find their own solutions.
We provide systemic care with lasting effects through our Face to Face model of practice – achieving sustainable positive outcomes. Havering’s ethos is embodied by our approach to fitting the system to the family rather than asking the family to fit to the system. This is done by working collaboratively with children, young people and families by having ongoing conversations so they can receive the most effective forms of intervention. With your expertise and motivation to support our children, young people and families, Havering is the ideal place for your social work career.
Havering is a fantastic place to live and work! Benefiting from excellent transport links, being only 18 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station, with our Town Hall campus located centrally in Romford, making our offices easily accessible via the M25, A12, A406 and A127.
About the role
The Intervention and Support Service emphasises stability, whether achieved through good parenting within the family or a stable placement outside the family. We work in close partnership with schools, community health facilities, the voluntary sector and other partners to develop and provide preventative and targeted support. Essentially, supporting children, young people and their families where there is an identified need for ongoing intervention.
You will be joining 1 of 8 teams of roughly 8-10 people, consisting of Social Workers and Advanced Practitioners, led by a Team Manager. The service is overseen by a Head of Service, supported by 2 Group Managers.
The service currently covers Child in Need, Child Protection (including PLO and care proceedings) and Children in Care cases, and you will be given the option of the area of specialism you would like to practice. You will also have extensive knowledge of relevant legislation and experience in this field.
We promote a hybrid model of working for our social care staff, with a flexible approach involving working from our town hall campus/hubs. In this role, you are expected to work from our town hall campus during your teams duty week, for team meetings and other development days – and at the request of your manage. We are encouraging increased face-face working for teams as we know how important this is for social workers. In addition, we also encourage a flexible approach to team building opportunities (we love a catch up over a cuppa, breakfast or lunch) which often take place Face to Face in line with our model of practice.
Our services are diverse, and we have exciting and stimulating opportunities for everyone and various career pathways you can explore. No two days are ever the same, as you’ll be working with a number of children, young people and families who are all facing different and at times complex situations.
As a social worker in Havering, you will feel comfortable with and have substantial experience managing defined caseloads and working collaboratively to facilitate high support and high challenge through co-production. As well as being passionate about utilising creative means of engagement and collaboration in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families in need of support.
However, these are not the only skills and characteristics we are looking for. To be shortlisted for the position, you must be able to clearly evidence the following within your application:
- Finding and executing innovative solutions in difficult situations
- Strive to always deliver the best possible care
- Recognise diversity and show a commitment to addressing disproportionality and inequality
- Conduct yourself with the utmost empathy, sensitivity and professionalism
Please view Job Profile here
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tamsyn Basson on 07508699393 or by email on Tamsyn.Basson@havering.gov.uk. This advert will close at 23:59 on the 11th December 2022.
Havering strives to be a diverse and inclusive borough, a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals
We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees.
The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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