Experienced Social Worker – 0-25 Disability Service

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £34982 - £38296 per annum £34982 - £38296 per annum
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 17/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: C1257LS

£34982 - £38296 per annum

Plus £2500 per annum market premia (reviewed annually), £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.

This is an exciting time to be joining our 0-25 disability service as an Experienced Social Worker. We have made significant investment in our services to achieve manageable caseloads and are now recruiting experienced social workers to help us achieve our vision of providing the right service, for the right children, at the right time. The service covers the full range of statutory social work with children who are disabled, including children in need, child protection and court work.

You will be responsible for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision. In addition you will be provided with a Microsoft Surface Pro and mobile phone to support mobile working.

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 Children and Adults Academy and we have 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.

You should hold a degree in social work, together with post qualifying experience of working with 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 Alison Mills-Clarke, Area Social Work Manager on 01634 334496.


Closing Date for applications is 17th February 2019

How to apply

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