Social Worker - Children's Locality Team
The London borough of Sutton "is uncompromising in its focus on improving quality of frontline social work" - Ofsted
Ofsted announced in February 2017 that the provision of children's services in Sutton has been rated as 'Good'. Inspectors went on to highlight:
- 'Social workers see children regularly and work hard to ensure that they hear and act on children's views.'
- 'Children and young people are helped to contribute to their plans and reviews, and their views are listened to, to help make services better.'
We have changed the way we deliver frontline children's services. Adopting and pioneering early intervention and Restorative Practice approaches, the face of Social Work is changing in Sutton. Our commitment to developing staff, our culture of openness and manageable caseloads contributes to an environment of learning and development and continuing to improve our services.
Sutton Council is an equal opportunities employer.
About the Job:
Children's Social Worker - Localities Team
Salary - (Grade 8): GBP32,637 - GBP39,930 (GBP41,025 unconsolidated maximum through progression)
Our Locality teams offer a social work service to children and young people in the Borough who are living at home on a plan across the tiers of need.
This is achieved by working in partnership with relevant agencies, children and young people and their families.
Within the team's geographical area you will support children and young people through robust assessment, SMART planning and effective intervention to support them in achieving positive outcomes within their families and communities. Working within a restorative practice approach, you will work in partnership with families and multi-agency colleagues in intervening to address both the presenting concerns and underlying difficulties.
We welcome applications from qualified Social Workers who have a thorough understanding of the frameworks that underpin social work practice, can bring insight and experience to the team and the lives of children and are able to show initiative and can develop our services to an outstanding standard. You must also enjoy working in a high pace team, being able to deliver consistency, energy passion to make a difference to children and young people's lives.
If you have experience in Children's services, are competent in assessment and direct work and are looking for the next challenging step in your career apply today.
A modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from multiple locations, remotely from your mobile/tablet using Google Mail and Apps which are a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working. Manageable caseloads and a culture of strong management and autonomy. The offer includes:
- A competitive salary
- A GBP1000 one-off welcome payment*
- A GBP1000 annual retention payment*
- An annual leave entitlement of up to 32 days
- Reimbursement of your annual HCPC registration
- Fuel allowance
- Use of Zip car scheme
- Subsidised gym memberships
- Childcare vouchers
- Discounts in local shops
- Season ticket loan
- Parking allocation
- Introduce a friend scheme