Social Work Practice Consultant
• Competitive starting salaries plus a retention payment equivalent to £1200 per year for Social Work qualified roles. Hours of work: 36 hours per week Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time For more information, please visit: www.socialworkbrent.co.uk A number of roles available within Localities (Fieldwork teams, Children with Disabilities, MASH) and Looked After Children and Permanency Services.
Come and Grow your Social Work Career in Brent
There has never been a better time to join Brent as a Social Worker.
We are an Ofsted rated “Good” authority and we are rated “Outstanding” for the service we provide children in care and care leavers.
Brent are busy building a social work future for our children and their families and we would love you to be part of it. This year we introduced a new practice framework to demonstrate how we work in the borough, with a number of tailored training programmes to grow the potential of our own social workers. We have also created a smaller team model with practice consultants to support staff in delivering services based around families' needs.
Our social work teams have manageable caseloads to allow meaningful direct work with children and are supported by a fully permanent senior management team committed to building effective social work services.
Brent is a great place to work. The borough is also one of the most culturally diverse in the UK. With great transport links, the huge ongoing regeneration of Wembley Park and our exciting plans to host the 2020 London Borough of Culture, Brent is a borough on the up.
• Provide an excellent social work service that enables our children and young people to fulfil their potential and achieve positive outcomes.
• Ensure that the voice of the child is always heard and that the views of our young people are at the heart of all of our case planning.
• Create genuine partnerships with parents and carers.
• Work in partnership with other agencies to provide effective and coordinated child care services.
Our Benefits Our benefits and support package to staff is extensive, comparing favourably with other London boroughs. We offer:
• For hard to recruit to roles, a £5000 ‘golden hello' and a relocation package, subject to eligibility.
• Competitive starting salaries plus a retention payment equivalent to £1200 per year for Social Worker roles.
• Manageable caseloads across all teams within a small team model, supported by social work practice consultants who ensure reflective practice is embedded.
• A practice framework that provides sturdy roots and areas for you to grow your practice.
• A training passport and a minimum of 10 days training per year. Our learning opportunities are designed to enhance direct social work practice through the Brent Practice Framework.
• A career progression policy that maps out how you will grow your career in Brent - from ASYE to Team Manager and beyond.
• Probably the best supportive technology amongst London local authorities - through the use of iPhones and laptops.
• A modern and vibrant work environment within Wembley Park or our brand new office currently being built in Willesden.
• A culture of flexible working that reduces barriers for effective working - supported by technology and other resources such as Zipcars.
• Generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
• A host of other rewards and benefits such as a childcare deposit loan scheme, reduced cost gym membership, cycle to work scheme plus many more.
We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any queries, please contact recruitment team at email@example.com.
Closing Date: 18 November 2018 (23:00)
Interview Date: tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an ‘Enhanced and Barred from working with children' ' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.More Info: