Social Worker - MASH

Posted 26th Mar, 2024
Barking and Dagenham
£39,951 – £46,041
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
7th Apr, 2024
About the role
About Barking and Dagenham

There has never been a more exciting time to join us at Barking and Dagenham Council – we have achieved Gold Investors in People accreditation and been shortlisted for PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2022, demonstrating our investment in and commitment to our staff. We are always on the lookout for Social Work applicants who are eager to achieve more.

We are putting the heart back into social work, and supported by our relational practice model, we ensure the child’s lived experience takes centre stage. We need committed individuals to support us in the delivery of these aims and to become part of our team to make a difference to our children and families.

In Barking & Dagenham we are developing our current career progression offer so that all internal staff and those wishing to join us know what to expect.  Similarly to the journey of the child, we term this the journey of the worker. Below are some of the things we have as part of this offer:

  • a career progression handbook and matrix for all social workers, YOS practitioners and other non-social work roles

  • a bespoke offer of mentoring/coaching for all Team Managers from Service Managers as part of their progression

  • a bespoke offer of coaching for staff by the Principal Social Worker

  • a corporate mentoring offer available to all staff

  • shadowing and internal transfer opportunities for all staff so that a culture of internal movement between services can be promoted as part of retention

  • a robust ASYE programme as part of the NE London partnership with bespoke training schedule and plan

  • a potential post ASYE offer

  • fortnightly lunchtime share and learn practice sessions for all Assessment, Prebirth and MASH staff

  • a CSW forum for all Consultant Social Workers, to give a focus on development into management

  • a monthly management development forum focusing on oversight

  • a corporate leadership development course for all frontline managers and aspiring staff

  • a Child Practitioner Council for staff wanting to step up into representing their service to the Director of CS

  • free subscriptions to Research in Practice and other service-related forums for e.g., CORAM and LASC

Qualified Social Worker roles will also receive a recruitment and retention allowance of £2,500 with your first salary payment and an annual £2,500 retention payment (terms and conditions apply). We have a range of other there are a range of other benefits available to Barking & Dagenham employees, including:

Pay and Conditions:

  • flexible working (including “condensed hours”, flexi-time, part and term-time working)

  • up to 32 days annual leave

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • support for employees with caring responsibilities

  • support for employees who are members of the armed forces reserves or adult cadet volunteers

  • workplace adjustments for employees with a disability or long-term medical conditions

    Health and Wellbeing:

  • employee assistance programme

  • health and wellbeing support (including health checks, mental health and “revitalised” programme)

  • individual health risk assessments as appropriate

  • Occupational Health

Employee Support Networking Groups:

  • EASE (Disability)

  • Graduates and trainees

  • LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender)

  • Maternity

  • Menopause

  • STARE (Standing Against Racism and Exclusion​)

  • Womens’

  • Trade unions

Learning and Development:

  • appraisals

  • learning and development opportunities

  • mentoring

Employee Benefits:

  • credit union membership

  • cycle purchase scheme 

  • discounted gym membership

  • retail, holiday and travel discounts with our Wider Wallet scheme

  • season ticket and travel loans

If you have any questions regarding this role, your application, or children's social work in Barking & Dagenham, please contact us via email