£41,910 - £46,521 per annum (inclusive of a Market Premia payment)
In addition you will receive a Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum, after completing 1 years’ service.
This is a fantastic time to be joining Medway as a Senior Practitioner in our Assessment pods within the First Response Service. Our leadership team has recently been recognised by Ofsted for securing marked improvements.
Our staff describe experiencing high support and high expectations within a learning culture and are positive about working for Medway.
As a registered social worker with HCPC you will have a minimum of 4 years post qualifying experience of working with children and families in the statutory sector. You will also be able to recognise and evaluate risk to children and have a sound understanding of legislation and statutory guidance relevant to children’s services.
You will manage a complex caseload delivering high quality casework to children and families. You will also be able to offer expert opinion and support to less experienced colleagues and social work students on placement.
You will be part of an assessment pod consisting of 6 social workers and a Practice Manager. We promote joint working to share risk assessment and enable different perspectives while providing intervention as early as possible during the assessment. We have strong links with partners in Early Help and universal services to ensure we provide the right service, for the right children, at the right time.
If you are passionate and committed to improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people then we would like to hear from you.
In return we offer –
- Individual and reflective team supervision
- Dedicated administrative support
- Career progression scheme to support your continuous professional development
- Accredited systemic training in partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work
- Lease Car or Essential User Allowance
- Relocation Scheme
- Rail Season Ticket Loan
- Confidential employee assistance programme (Care First)
- Excellent ICT facilities
- Access to our award winning social care academy
To view our full range of benefits please click here
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this opportunity further with our Area Social Work Managers.
Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and successful candidates invited to interview.