Social Worker

Brent Council
Wembley, London (Greater)
£31,548 - £41,706 p.a. inc.
08 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of Disabled Children, Young People and their families?

Brent Council presents a unique opportunity for you to work with our children and families.

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 is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. Staff and managers are ambitious for our children and the lived experience of our young people is at heart of our social work practice.

Strong leadership at a political level and throughout the council has resulted in significant improvements in the quality of social work practice for children since our last inspection and “firm foundations are now in place to facilitate good or better social work to flourish.” Ofsted May 2018 

The Post 

Our recent restructure enables us to offer continuity of services for our disabled children and young people from birth to the age of 25 in line with The Children and Families Act 2014, SEND Code of Practice 2015 and other relevant legislation and guidance.

Successful candidates will be part of a team of social workers, social work assistants, short break coordinator and occupational therapists who provide direct service to disabled young people and support our vision of providing the best possible outcomes for our disabled children. They will work in partnership with schools, health colleagues and other local partners to provide the best possible services and prepare our young people for adulthood. 

The Person

We are looking for newly qualified and experienced social workers (who are registered with HCPC) with excellent communication and assessment skills , who are passionate about working with disabled young people and their families in Brent. 

This role will offer you the opportunity to be part of a permanent social work team at our newly established Disabled Children and Young People Service (0-25). You will have supportive managers and work within a dedicated team of colleagues. You will also be provided with monthly 1:1 and group supervision and regular training to help you grow your skills.

Our Social Workers 

• 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 planned for 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

Provide an excellent social work service that enables our children and young people to fulfil their potential and achieve positive outcomes.  

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team at or Mr Mirjan Dhamo, Service Manager on 0208 937 2664 or 

Closing Date: 4 August 2019 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed 

Additional Information

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 Children's Barred’ DBS Disclosure. 

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. 

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