Senior Practitioner - Children's Social Work Team

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £40,568 - £45,375 plus market premia
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 14/08/2022 at 23:55
Reference: CSC805RJ

Our Children's Social Work team is currently recruiting a Senior Practitioner to join their team. You’ll be part of a close-knit team, where you’ll be given the time and support to best help children and young people in Medway.  

This is a perfect opportunity for an established social worker to flourish in a local authority and we’re keen to develop your skills to the fullest. If you’re ambitious and looking for your next career step, we offer an accessible and supportive pathway into management roles.

About you

You will hold a degree in Social Work, be registered with Social Work England and have at least 3-4 years post qualifying experience.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

Our offer to you:

In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Market Premia Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid monthly)
  • Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid in April following 1 years’ service with Medway Council)
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Access to ICT equipment and mobile phone, to support hybrid model of flexible working
  • Access to a confidential information, advice and counselling service
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Louise Paterson, Service Manager for CSWT, on 01634 337398

To Apply

Please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button.  Alternatively email your cv with a covering letter to cscrecruitment@medway.gov.uk, quoting reference CSC805RJ

Our organisation: 
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

To find out more about Medway the place please click here.

Important Information

Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332878 (option 1). 

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

For more information on our Children & Adults Social Care jobs please visit: www.medwaysocialcarejobs.co.uk.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

Further information on this vacancy

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