Newly Qualified Social Worker & Level 1 Social Worker

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£32,430 - £36,711
15 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Royal Borough of Greenwich Health and Adult Services have recently reorganised services to improve the customer experience and are now able to advertise vacancies for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) or Level 1 Social Workers across the service.

These are our entry level roles, and depending on your level of experience you will be offered a NQSW position (allowing you to undertake our Assessed and Supported Year (ASYE) programme), or as a Level 1 Social Worker role. Following successful completion of the ASYE programme our NQSW become Level 1 Social Workers.

Health and Adult services are particularly proud of their excellent ASYE programme. It is designed to help NQSWs develop their skills, knowledge and capability, and strengthen their professional confidence. It provides access to regular and focused support during the first year of employment in social work.

You will benefit from excellent support from a manager and a mentor. In addition to this, Greenwich are commissioning an external consultant to lead teaching and support workshops alongside robust external moderation to ensure high standards of practice.

The ASYE programme offers:

Regular reflective supervision

Workload management: 90% of an experienced social workers workload

Professional development plan

Protected development time (10%)

Professional Educator support

A number of support workshops will take place over the year. These workshops will have an action learning format so that NQSWs can work on live issues. The workshops will also assist with preparation for completion of the evidence folder by providing support and reflection on experience and learning in relation to the PCF framework

Our employees enjoy being part of Royal Greenwich, Health and Adult services and highly value the organisation’s supportive culture and leadership.

We pride ourselves on our:

Supportive Managers – we highly value the supportive relationships between managers and colleagues.

Manageable caseloads - we also value having manageable caseloads meaning we have time to develop professional relationships with service users and provide a high quality service to our service users.

CPD opportunities - we value our staff and want to invest in their future. Employees have access to CPD opportunities which can lead to progression through the service.

A stable workforce - people like working for Royal Greenwich and want to stay.

Employee job satisfaction – our person centered approach means that our employees get more job satisfaction by enabling them towork alongside service users in an outcome focused way, using strengths based, person centred and evidenced based practice.

South East London Teaching Partnership and other HEI’s - Royal Greenwich has shown strong leadership within the Teaching Partnership with Goldsmiths. We also work closely with Goldsmiths and Greenwich University to enhance the link between theory and practice and academic learning.

Strong Links between the NHS, Oxleas NHS Trust and Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group – We have several integrated teams within Health and Adult Services which enables multidisciplinary working.

We have opportunities for NQSWs or Level 1 Social Workers to join the teams below:

  • Hospital Integrated Discharge Team
  • Complex Care Team
  • Community Assessment and Intervention Team

Benefits include:

  • Rota days equating to an additional 10 days off per year
  • Travel costs worth £1k+, OR Essential car user car parking (close to the workplace)
  • Social Worker career progression scheme, and support from a Professional Educator
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Greenwich Card entitling you to discounts at local businesses.
  • Good range of support for NQSWs including from a Professional Educator

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an exciting and vibrant London Borough. It is home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, and the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena. Greenwich has an abundance of green open spaces for recreational purposes and offers some of the cheapest and affordable housing in London.

The borough has excellent transport links, the DLR, Thames Clipper, London Overground and the Elizabeth Line. Greenwich’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 treasured by those who live and work here.

The main council offices are in Woolwich, which are in the centre of the borough. Woolwich is an area of extensive regeneration including the Woolwich Creative District. All the above positions are either in or in the vicinity of Woolwich, which has excellent transport links and all the amenities of a shopping area

If you like the sound of working in a stimulating and vibrant environment , please apply below or get in touch with us today by calling Lisette Wybourn (0208 921 2316) or Dawn Williams (0208 921 5075) or 0208921 2202.