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Talent Pool - Children's Social Care

Salary details: £35070 - £46377

Lewisham Council
Job type
Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract type
Closing date
31 December 2018 11:30 PM
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Championing Children, Transforming Futures

Lewisham has a clear vision and relentless focus on improving outcomes and making a positive difference to the well-being of our children and young people. We recognise the crucial impact our workforce has in achieving this vision and understand that good social workers keep children safe and help them thrive. 

Our social workers have a passion for working with our most vulnerable children in an enthusiastic, dynamic, supportive Children and Young People’s Department where their skills and knowledge are appreciated and encouraged

Would you like to join us? 

Our friendly and welcoming working environment provides excellent training and development opportunities with innovative approaches such as Theraplay, ADAM and Secure Base and the Teaching Partnership where you will have access to twilight workshops on the latest research based practice.  Other benefits include regular supervision, career average pension scheme, buddy support system, flexible working, on-site car parking, 26 to 34 days holiday plus bank holidays, and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

We have vacancies in various teams, all based in Catford, London, SE6 4RU

  • Referral & Assessment, Early Help, MASH                                      
  • Family Social Work
  • LAC, Adoption and Leaving Care
  • Business Strategy, Fostering & Placements
  • Quality Assurance
  • Children with Complex Needs

As well as being passionate and enthusiastic, to ensure the ongoing provision of high quality, effective services, you will provide an accountable statutory social work service to children, young people and their families/carers to include assessment, intervention, case planning, monitoring and review. This may also include work within the Public Law Outline and family proceedings.

We are currently able to accept applications from Newly Qualified Social Workers within LAC/Leaving Care, Children with Complex Needs, Referral & Assessment and also Fostering. The closing date will be Sunday 8th April 2018 at 11:30pm.

At present, the Fostering Service is also recruiting Supervising Social Workers. This will be reviewed on 29th March 2018.

Salary details

  • Newly Qualified Social Worker - £33,627 pa
  • Experienced Social Worker - £35,070 - £36,912 pa
  • Senior Social Worker – £38,919 - £40,785 pa
  • Advanced Practitioner - £44,496 - £46,377 pa

Further information 

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

These posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

For a full job description and person specification, please see attachments to the right of this advert under the Related Information section.

Please click on "Apply for this Job" link above/below to join the Talent Pool.

As this is a rolling recruitment campaign interviews will take place every other Friday starting from 28th April 2017.


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