Designated Social Worker / Experienced Social Worker

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Up to £40796 per annum (inclusive of market premium)
Location: Cookham Wood YOI, Rochester / Medway Secure Training Centre, Rochester
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time/Part Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. Part time available.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 17/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: C1256RS

1 x Full time position – Medway Secure Training Centre, Rochester (Fixed term until 2020)


1 x Part time position (3 days) – Cookham Wood YOI, Rochester


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Up to £40796 per annum (inclusive of market premium)

Plus £2000 per annum retention payment (payable after 2 years service in Medway), the option of a Lease Car or Essential User allowance and up to £6000 towards relocation.


We are recruiting social workers to support and safeguard young people to achieve the best possible outcomes whilst they are in a secure estate.

You will have experience of providing a range of services to young people including assessing and recognising their risks to self, others and from others. Working Together with the young person home Local Authorities and the secure estate disciplines and making appropriate referrals. Have a sound knowledge and understanding of legislation in regards to Looked after Children and Child Protection.

Through our career progression scheme you will have the opportunity to progress your career within Medway. You will have access to a comprehensive core and advanced skills programme through our award winning social work academy.   We have also formed a partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work to provide comprehensive and accredited systemic training to support our social workers achieve the best experience of relationship based social work for our children and families.

Medway is at the heart of the Thames Gateway, only 30 miles from central London and has excellent transport links. A modern place, surrounded by award winning rural areas and rich heritage and an abounding cultural offering makes Medway a fantastic place to live and work.

For an informal discussion please contact Teresa Uings on 01634 202617.

Closing date for applications is 17 February 2019

How to apply

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

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