Experienced Social Worker – Assessment

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £35,542 - £38,909 per annum
Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 21/05/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CSW/19/96461

£35,542 - £38,909 per annum

In addition you will receive


This is a fantastic time to be joining Medway as an Experienced Social Worker in our Assessment team.  Our leadership team has recently been recognised by Ofsted for securing marked improvements in response to contacts and referrals since the joint targeted area inspection in June 2018.

Our staff describe experiencing high support and high expectations within a learning culture and are positive about working for Medway. 

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 also 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 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.

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.

Closing Date for applications is 21 May 2019.

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.