Experienced Social Worker – Assessment

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £38,042 - £41,409 per annum (inclusive of Market Premia payment)
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 24/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH0120LS

£38,042 - £41,409 per annum (inclusive of Market Premia payment) 

Medway Council is seeking experienced social workers to join our Assessment team.  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.

As a registered social worker with HCPC and at least two year’s post qualifying experience, you will 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 be experienced in undertaking direct work with children and young people and be able to evidence understanding of the child’s lived experience. You must have excellent written and verbal skills together with strong assessment and analytical skills.

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 you will be supported through regular individual and reflective team supervision, dedicated administrative support and excellent training opportunities to support you with your career development, including the opportunity to undertake systemic training in partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work.

Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Retention Payment of £15,000 over 5 years
  • Career progression scheme to support your continuous professional development
  • Lease Car or Essential User Allowance
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Relocation allowance of up to £6,000

 

To view a full range of benefits please visit our staff benefits page by clicking here

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and successful candidates invited to interview.

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