Social Work Assistant
Management Grouping: Children’s Services
Team: Staying together Service
Salary: £20,667 - £22,425
Contract: 36 hours per week
Closing Date: 23 August 2018
Job reference: ECS0000298
Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.
Bexley has adopted Signs of Safety as it’s practice model. This strengths and solution focused ethos of working with families and colleagues is threaded throughout all areas of Children’s Social Care. As part of your role you will continue to work with and embed this practice framework. The framework is having a positive impact practice development, effective engagement with families, staff morale, and motivation across the service.
The Staying together Service is based at Civic Centre in Bexleyheath. As a service we work with vulnerable children and their families to improve parenting capacity and promote safety and well-being. This is achieved through both individual and group work programs.
Multi-agency working is essential in carrying out the role within the team, as we provide services to families subject to a Child Protection Plan and Child in Need Plans. The Family Assessment Service undertakes community based parenting assessments within Care Proceedings and under the Public Law Outline.
We are looking for a committed worker to be part of the team delivering quality services with a creative and flexible approach. You should have a child care qualification, preferably NNEB or NVQ level 3, with proven post qualification experience in a children and family setting.
For an informal discussion, please contact Rosie Bedi, Team Manager on 0203 045 5053.
What we offer:
· Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
· Performance Related Pay
· 23 days Annual Leave (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
· Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
· An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
· Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
· MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
Please visit https://jobs.bexley.gov.uk/wrlive to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form. Closing date for applications is 23/08/2018 and interviews are scheduled for 29/08/18 and 30/08/18 (pm only)
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
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