Social Workers

Location
Camden, London (Greater)
Salary
£36,630 – £42,490
Posted
14 Sep 2020
Closes
12 Oct 2020
Ref
200000E1
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Social Worker within either CIN (Children In Need), BIT (Brief Intervention Team) or MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub), you’ll help create a better future for our borough’s young people by putting them at the heart of everything we do.

As a Social Worker within one of these services, you will hold a varied caseload, undertaking the role of care coordinator for those with complex mental health needs along with providing specific interventions.  You will be expected to manage your own workload and resources. You will undertake assessments of risk, needs and capacity and respond appropriately to support the service users.  You will have the skills to respond to unexpected events and crisis and have the ability to recognise signs of harm, abuse and neglect and how to manage these issues. 

Camden is not only a great place to work but additionally Camden’s leadership and Management were described as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

To be considered for one of these exciting opportunities it is essential you are a qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England with experience of working in either CIN (Children In Need), BIT (Brief Intervention Team) or MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub).

We offer:

- Manageable caseloads

- Systemic Practise supported by the Tavistock

- Regular good quality individual supervision and reflective group supervision

- Well-resourced, multi-agency partnership working

- An excellent program of training, a developing social work career pathway

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic, passionate and committed to work within the recovery model and dedicated to improve the well-being of service users and their careers.  It is essential that you demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for managing your own workload at a high standard and delivering to set deadlines, despite tight timescales and conflicting priorities.

Benefits includes a newly enhanced holiday allowance of 26 days, increasing to 30 days after 5 years continuous service. You can also expect discounted gym, Rent Deposit Scheme, Oyster Cards, cycle schemes, discounted benefits, performance related pay and reward & recognition schemes

“Camden Model of Social Work”

Enhancing capacity in a children’s social work service through live systemic supervision – Click Here

“Partners in practice”

DFE initiative & genuine partnership between local and central government by bringing together the best practitioners in children’s social care – Click Here

Recruitment Innovation

Watch our video to see what it’s like to work at Camden – Click Here

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Monday 12th October 2020

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 200000E1

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