Children's Services Social Worker (Disabled Children and Young People Service 0-25years)

Posted 7th Feb, 2024
Location
Greenwich
Salary/rate
£42,840 – £52,116
Hours
Full-time
Working arrangements
Blended
Contract type
Permanent
Closing date
25th Feb, 2024
About the role

Social Worker in the Disabled Children and Young People Service

Salary details :

  • Level 2 - Social Worker - Consolidating Professional Practice £42,840 - £46,041
  • Level 3 - Social Worker - Proficient £46,041 - £52,116

In Royal Greenwich, as a GOOD authority (Ofsted December 2019) with areas of fantastic practice for children and young people with SEND, we are passionate about keeping children and young people at the heart of what we do. Our Local Area SEND Inspection (May 2023) found Children and young people with SEND and their families in Greenwich are front and centre of the local area partnership’s work. Everyone has the best interests of the children and young people at heart. The culture here is one of working together to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed social worker to join our experienced team

The Disabled Children and Young People Service is an exciting, newly extended service supporting children and young people with SEND up to the age of 25. In this team you will engage in a range of statutory work across Child in Need, Child Protection and Children in our Care with severely disabled children and their families. We are developing exciting new pathways of supporting young people with SEND up to the age of 25 as they move into adulthood and the post holder will have the opportunity to contribute to this service development. This is a great opportunity for a social worker to expand their knowledge base across both children’s and adult’s practice in this developing service. As an integrated service, team members will also work closely with our Children’s Occupational Therapy service and our Short Break Team.

We are looking for a social worker with experience in statutory social care settings either in Children’s or Adult’s services and a passion for inclusion and supporting disabled children, young people and their families to achieve their outcomes.

You will be joining an ambitious, high achieving service that has excellent relationships and partnerships established with families, community resources and a newly expanded Short Breaks Offer. Children and young people are truly at the heart of our decision making.

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference to disabled children and young people – and have the skills and experience we are looking for – then please come and join us!

About you

Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Rota days equating to an additional 10 days off per year
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • 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
  • Greenwich Card 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.

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday, 25th February 2024. Shortlisting and interviews dates TBC

About Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a vibrant area of Southeast London with a rich history and diverse culture. The town of Greenwich itself is a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to the Prime Meridian Line, Royal Observatory, and the Cutty Sark ship. In 2012, the borough was named as the first new Royal Borough for more than 80 years. We are looking to recruit social workers, who are registered with Social Work England, to join our stable and committed Children’s Services workforce. Discover more in our video below.

With excellent training and great benefits, Royal Greenwich is the ideal place to progress your social worker career. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • A senior leadership team who take time to know front-line staff, listen to their views and celebrate excellent work.

  • Small teams allowing more direct support and supervision time from your Team Leader

  • An innovative and aspirational Practice Academy dedicated to providing creative learning solutions and a comprehensive offer to support you to achieve your career ambitions including bursaries to undertake systemic training

  • Access to Research in Practice website, training and resources and new initiatives

  • Rota Days equating (FTE) to an additional 10 days off per year

  • Travel costs worth £1k+, OR essential car user car parking (close to the workplace).

  • Royal Greenwich Keyworker housing (after being employed for six months, subject to application and meeting criteria).

  • Excellent pension scheme (LGPS).

  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

  • Childcare vouchers.

  • Greenwich One Card gives you access to a wide range of discounts on products and services at participating local businesses, shops, cafes and restaurants. Discounted gym membership.

  • Opportunities to join cross-sectional staff Task and Finish groups to improve practice and procedures.

  • We have an ongoing commitment to supporting staff and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

  • Staff networks and forums to support and encourage networking between staff with shared interests.

Make a difference to our children’s futures, your future and ours.