Social Worker - Assessment

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Up to £42,032 per annum (inclusive of a Market Premia payment)
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 12/06/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CSC019RJ

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

This is a fantastic time to be joining Medway as a Social Worker in 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 Social Work England and at least one year’s experience, you will be able to undertake direct work with children and young people and be able to evidence understanding of the child’s lived experience. You will also have a good knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance relevant to working in children’s services.

You will be responsible for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision.

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.

Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Retention Payment of up to £3,000 per annum
  • Career progression scheme to support your continuous professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car upon completion of probationary period
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Relocation Package up to £8,000

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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