Social Worker – Safeguarding Service

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £34512 - £37,541 per annum (inclusive of a Market Premia payment)
Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 04/07/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH048LS

£34512 - £37,541 per annum (inclusive of a Market Premia payment)

In addition you will receive a Retention Payment of £2,000 per annum, after completing 1 years’ service

This is a fantastic time to be joining Medway as a Social Worker in our Safeguarding Service.  Our leadership team has recently been recognised by Ofsted for securing marked improvements. 

As a registered social worker with HCPC you will be experienced in undertaking direct work with children and young people and be able to evidence understanding of the child’s lived experience. You will be responsible for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision. You will receive regular individual professional supervision as well as reflective team supervision.  

You will be part of a safeguarding pod consisting of 4 social workers and a Practice Manager and hold an average caseload of 18 cases depending upon complexity. Our cases transfer to the pods after an assessment and then remain in the pods which mean you will have a variety of cases from children in need, child protection, court work and looked after children.

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.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.