Social Worker - Children & Families Service

Posted 30th Jan, 2024
£41,967 – £46,053
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
18th Feb, 2024
About the role

Experienced Qualified Social Workers – PO2-PO3

Newly Qualified Social Workers to undertake Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) – PO1

Hackney’s Children and Families Services (CFS) Social Worker role provides an opportunity for passionate and child-focused newly qualified or experienced social workers to join our children’s service which is committed to providing high quality support, assessment and intervention with the children and families we work with. Our service and staff are dynamic, innovative and committed to building strong relationships with our local communities, our children and their families and we are dedicated to promoting and developing anti-racist practice.

Hackney provides wide-ranging and excellent training and development opportunities; we will help you to develop excellent social work practice, leading to career advancement at your own pace. This includes access to research, online and in person training and group supervision. We are on a journey to update our practice model and to develop and embed our new Systemic, Trauma Informed and Anti-Racist (STAR) ways of working.

About you

In this post, you will be expected to learn and understand our anti-racist practice standards and ensure you uphold these in all aspects of your work.

As part of our journey to be Anti-Racist we want our workforce to represent the community we serve, that’s why we encourage applications from Black and Global Majority Ethnic backgrounds.

Retention payments of £3000 per year are available for front line social workers in our Access and Assessment and Children in Need Services.

You will be dedicated to and knowledgeable about responding to the needs and wishes of children; you will be committed to safeguarding practices and to identifying and challenging discrimination and racism. You will be creative, analytical and reflective and be willing to work hard to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Candidates must:

– Have completed (or be about to complete) their social work qualification;

– Be registered (or awaiting registration) with Social Work England;

– An enhanced DBS check is required.

About Hackney

Our vision is to make Hackney a place for everyone. Where all our residents, whatever their background, have a chance to lead healthy and successful lives; a place of which everyone can be proud, with excellent services and public spaces, thriving businesses, and strong communities; a place that celebrates diversity, and where everyone can feel valued, included, and involved.

It is an exciting time to be working in Hackney as we are embedding our practice model of Systemic, Trauma informed and Anti-Racist practice. We are an innovative borough where we collaborate to support change for the children and families we work for and for each other. You will change and develop while working in Hackney and we will be behind you every step of the way. So, why don't you find yourself in Hackney?

Our Offer To You

  • Retention bonus for social workers in Children in Need and Access and Assessment Services- £1500 every 6 months. 

  • Ad hoc parking permits available for social workers when required to use a vehicle for their role. 

  • We prioritise the development and growth of staff and have reviewed and updated our ASYE programme of support, to ensure a structured learning programme that understands the journey of the child and utilises protected time.

  • Celebration and appreciation opportunities including a World Social Work Week thank you event and our Coffee Connection networking events.

  • A dedicated Race Equality and Inclusion team working to embed active anti-racist practice and support staff’s anti-racism journey.

  • Monthly group supervision for collaboration and support when things feel stuck 

As well as our Council-wide benefits:

  • Generous holiday allowance – 27 days a year, rising to 32 after five years

  • Unrivalled pension scheme

  • Flexible working options

  • Family friendly policies

  • A range of discounts, including subsidised gym membership and local eating

  • Access to financial and season ticket loans

  • Health and wellbeing benefits, such as lunchtime fitness classes

  • A comprehensive training and development offer

  • We are a member of Cycle Scheme and offer free pool bikes

Email our recruitment team for more information on this role at