Social Worker - Referral and Assessment

London Borough of Sutton
32637.00 - 39930.00 GBP Annual + + GBP1000 welcome payment & GBP1000 retention payment
13 Jan 2019
10 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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.'
  • 'Clear expectations and a determination to do the right thing are making children in Sutton safer.'

Our culture of openness and ongoing development of our Social worker teams has seen massive improvements in our service. We are currently looking for experienced and passionate Social Workers to grow and develop with us in our drive to deliver the best possible service for our young service users.

Sutton Council is an equal opportunity and Disability Confident employer.

About the job:

Social Worker - Referral and Assessment

Salary - (Grade 8): GBP32,637 - GBP39,930 (GBP41,847 unconsolidated maximum through performance-related progression)

The Referral and Assessment service is to help children in need living with their families in the community to achieve good outcomes in their health, education and family relationships and to ensure they are appropriately safeguarded, by assessing need and planning and coordinating the care arrangements necessary to meet their needs as identified. The Referral and Assessment Service completes assessments referred in via MASH who are living in the London Borough of Sutton and who meet the threshold for support.

About you:

We welcome applications from experienced Social Workers who are able to show initiative and can develop our services to an outstanding standard. If you have experience in Children's Services and are looking for the next challenging step in your career apply today.

What we can offer you:

  • 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
  • gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounts local and national shops and restaurants
  • Season ticket loan
  • Parking allocation
  • Introduce a friend scheme