Social workers / senior social workers

Posted 6th Feb, 2024
Location
Ealing
Salary/rate
£41,808 – £51,093
Hours
Full-time
Working arrangements
Blended
Contract type
Permanent
Closing date
4th Mar, 2024
About the role

In Ealing’s Children’s Services our Brighter Futures practice model is informed by our values and brings together key ideas from relationship and trauma-informed research, theory and practice. We have a strong focus on relationships and purposeful partnership in our work. We aim to build empathic, respectful, and trusting relationships with each other and with the children and families we support to bring about positive change.

Ealing is vibrant and the third most ethnically diverse London borough, (84% of pupils of minority ethnic origin compared to 34% nationally) and we are committed to practising social work in an anti-discriminatory way which is equitable, inclusive and values the diversity of those who access our services and our staff.

Ealing Council has a high rate of permanent staff, offers a wide range of training opportunities and a career progression scheme to promote and support staff development.

We have positions available in the following areas:

  • Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) generic and MAST Adolescent Teams

  • Children with Disabilities

  • Ealing Children’s Integrated Response Service (ECIRS)
  • Intervention Team

About you

We are looking for ambitious, professional, conscientious social workers with differing levels of experience, to join our social care teams. You will have good communication skills and a good understanding of children and young people’s needs.

Applications are welcome for social workers who have their completed their ASYE year through to senior social workers.

Are you?

  • Committed to making a visible difference to the lives of Ealing children and their families

  • A qualified, Social Work England registered social worker

  • An ambitious social worker with the skills and experience to deliver the highest standards of professional practice

  • Our young people tell us that you need to be a great listener, as they want to shape their services and how we deliver them

  • You will be team focused working with colleagues in a range of disciplines, sharing knowledge, and providing support and advice to deliver the best possible outcomes for local children and their families

  • Someone who will flourish working in a diverse community and be eager to explore new and emerging areas of social work practice.

 

How to apply

Please refer to the attached role profiles for details of the requirements for these positions and advise if you are applying for a social worker or senior social worker grade and which team(s) you are interested in joining. Please submit your CV and supporting statement to horsleyc@ealing.gov.uk

Your supporting statement should include which team(s) you would like to join and examples of how you meet each of the criteria from the person specification at the end of the relevant role profile.  The person specification describes the skills, knowledge and experience we expect a candidate to have.  We will use this to determine whether you are shortlisted.  It is important that you show how you are able to satisfy each of the stated criteria.  Please make sure you show in your application, how you meet each of the criteria, by explaining in detail and giving examples.  Please do not just repeat what is in the person specification.  Please number each example to match the criteria as outlined in the person specification.

This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Ealing Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing Council follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This role is subject to Ealing Council’s enhanced vetting process.

Watch our video to hear about Ealing staff telling their career stories: Ealing’s new Social Care Academy – YouTube

Grade 10 role profile

Grade 11 role profile

Grade 12 role profile

Team information

 

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About Ealing

More than 360,000 people call Ealing home. Our seven towns - Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell Northolt, Perivale and Southall - are diverse, vibrant and lively communities where over 170 languages are spoken. We will enable you to do the work you care deeply about, and our aim is to deliver the infrastructure that allows that to happen.

Ealing is a great place to come and develop your career. You will be supported in this by colleagues and managers who will provide you with the opportunities to grow, gain experience, confidence and become a reflective practitioner.

Ealing is a richly diverse borough and we benefit from close ties to our communities which enriches our work and continually improves our offer. We are alive to the pressures many of our families are facing and work creatively with families and partners to bring about changes which makes the work that much more energising.

We recognise that to recruit and retain the very best social workers and social care practitioners, we need to bring together all our learning and development opportunities into one place. That’s why we have launched the Ealing Social Care Academy. The academy helps our team connect, collaborate, and engage creatively with internal and external partners and service users.

Watch our film to hear about Ealing staff telling their career stories


More directly we can offer you:

  • Manageable caseloads

  • Clear career progression pathways

  • Opportunities to develop and experience different areas of work

  • Competitive remuneration packages

  • A hybrid approach to working that increases your work / life balance

If you want to find out about this opportunity, please contact our Recruitment lead, Caroline Horsley at: HorsleyC@ealing.gov.uk