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Social Worker - Children's Services

Royal Borough of Greenwich
England, London
£37722 - £46839 per annum + Please see advert text for salary details
Closing date
26 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services
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Full time
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Children's Services Social Work - Safeguarding Service (including MASH team), the Permanence Service (Care Teams for Looked After Children), and Disabled Children's Social Work Service
If you have a service area preference please indicate when applying.

Salary details :

  • Level 2 - Social Worker - Consolidating Professional Practice £37,722 - £40,869
  • Level 3 - Social Worker - Proficient £40,869 - £46,839
  • At Royal Greenwich, we offer the right support to our Social Workers at the right time to ensure they have the necessary skills, experience and good working environment they need to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.

    With excellent training and great benefits, Royal Greenwich is the ideal place to progress your social worker career with our supportive, visible and approachable leadership who share a broad range of in-depth skills and experience to guide you whenever you need it.

    Royal Greenwich has strong social work values with well embedded social work practices and corporate parenting principles that is dedicated to improving outcomes for children, young people, care leavers and their families. Consistently Rated Good by Ofsted, we pride ourselves on having an innovative learning culture.

    We are looking to recruit experienced, qualified social workers, who are registered with Social Work England, to join our stable and committed Children's Services workforce.

    Our small teams mean that you will be supported with good quality supervision to manage your own caseload and work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families whilst working in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals and organisations.

    Royal Greenwich is a great place to live and work. Benefiting from excellent transport links ranging from buses, tubes, DLR to trains and ferries, along with the developing Crossrail expansions, Royal Greenwich is one of the easiest boroughs to get to and navigate your way around. It takes 21 minutes to get into central London and 10 minutes from The O2.

    To find out more about Greenwich watch the Destination Greenwich video

    Our generous benefits package includes:

  • 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)
  • Good range of support and excellent Social Worker career progression scheme, including support from a Professional Educator
  • Ongoing professional development, including a minimum 50 hours protected professional development each year
  • Royal Greenwich Keyworker housing (after being employed for six months, subject to application and meeting criteria)
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • GreenwichCard entitling you to discounts at local businesses.
  • Small teams allowing more direct support and supervision time from your Team Leader.
  • Make a difference to our children's futures, your future and ours. Apply today.

    Provisional Interview Dates: 29/07/2021; 12/08/2021; 26/08/2021; 09/09/2021

    When completing your application please indicate your areas of experience within social care and explain how these meet the requirements for this role.

    This role requires an enhanced DBS

    Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.


    Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

    The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

    Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

    With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

    Excellent benefits

    • Up to 31 days leave per year.
    • Flexible working hours.
    • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
    • Annual season ticket loan.
    • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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