Experienced Social Workers - Family Support & Safeguarding

Posted 14th May, 2024
£45,021 – £48,060
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
7th Jun, 2024
About the role

Grade/Salary: ME13 - £45,021 - £48,060 per annum plus Golden hello of £4,500 and market supplement of £2,000 per annum

Merton’s Family Support and Safeguarding Service are looking for Experienced Social Workers to join our long term Social Work teams for a rewarding role.

Our vision is for our Borough to be a safe place for every child to grow up in and to give every child the best start in life. Our children's services have been judged Outstanding by Ofsted and we are continuing to move forward to keep improving our standards of practice and response to Children and Families. Merton’s Leaders are committed and focused on supporting our staff and families and keeping children and young people at the heart of our work.

In Merton we have a blended practice model which combines Systemic Practice, Relationship Based Social Work and Signs of Safety and is embedded throughout all of our work with Children and Families. There is also a well-established and connected multiagency partnership and together we strive to:

- Keep children and young people at the heart of our work

- Learn from what we do to improve the experiences of children, young people, and families

- 'Think Family' and focus on the strengths within families

- We are committed to doing what we say we will do

- We celebrate difference and diversity

About you

You will need to be a qualified social worker, registered with Social Work England and with relevant experience in statutory safeguarding services and delivering high impact and quality safeguarding services.

You should be able to demonstrate an ability to manage a caseload of families and children with complex needs,  work in partnership and seek supervision and guidance, support team activities and strategic priorities.

To find out more about the role please contact Kay Dove on 020 8545 3374 or by email kay.dove@merton.gov.uk 

About Merton

Merton is an outer borough in southwest London. Suburban in character, the borough has three main town centres: Wimbledon, Mitcham, and Morden. We want our to be a great place for every child to grow up in order to give them the best start in life. To do this, we need the best social work talent working with us. 

We offer a full range of employment benefits to ensure every member of staff feels valued and able to progress:

  • membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • wide range of professional development programmes available to enhance your career
  • flexible working
  • generous leave entitlement
  • parental leave and shared parental leave schemes
  • employee assistance programme (EAP) - free access for you and your family to expert advice and guidance on major life events, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year
  • range of lunchtime exercise classes
  • discounted membership to our leisure centres
  • wellbeing programme - wellbeing champions and mental health support
  • occupational health service to help keep you healthy and safe at work
  • contribution towards eye test and glasses for display screen equipment (DSE) users
  • regular walking ‘step count’ challenge
  • Kaarp employee discount scheme - range of leisure activities, from days out to magazine subscriptions, as well as hair and beauty treatments, entertainment events and discounts at local restaurants
  • interest-free season ticket loan for public transport
  • cycle to work scheme
  • adult cycle training
  • running club
  • discounts on selected adult learning courses

If you like the sound of working in Merton, or want to know more about a specific role, please do not hesitate to contact recruitment@merton.gov.uk