Advanced Social Worker Single Point of Contact

  • London Borough of Croydon
  • Croydon, UK
  • Jul 02, 2019
Full time Healthcare & Medical Clinical Social Worker

Job Description

Grade 14 Salary: of £45,234 - £47,191* per annum (inclusive of recruitment welcome payment subject to successful completion of probation). Increasing to up to £48,085* per annum in your second year (inc retention payment)

There has never been a greater focus on children's services in Croydon than right now, making it an exciting place to take the next step in your social work career. Our Improvement Plan is being driven forward with the full support of Council and Elected Members.

We have opportunities for Advanced Social Workers to join Croydon to help shape the future of children's services within our Single Point of Contact, Assessment or Care Planning services. As a senior member of the team, we'll look to you to provide guidance for the less experienced social workers within the service.

You'll be part of the comprehensive support structure for our social workers as they are tasked with managing often complex caseloads, safeguarding children and families in Croydon.

You will be responsiblefor building effective professional relationships with children, young people and their families that enables them to fully participate in assessments, and care planning which addresses risk in all its forms.

You will have strong interpersonal skills to engage and motivate children, young people and their families in a range of circumstances such as child protection enquiries and assessment, in order to keep children and young people safe and enable change.

About you

We are looking for social workers who are experienced and can demonstrate the skills, resilience and experience in managing complex cases and evidencing multi-agency partnership working.

Your compassion will enable you to effectively engage and build relationships with children, young people and their families. Your experience of working in a statutory setting will allow you to operate with confidence and emotional intelligence - making effective assessments, implementing plans and undertaking court work where required.

We need passionate social workers who genuinely care and who want nothing but the best outcomes for Croydon's children and families.

This is an extremely exciting time to join Croydon Council, we are looking for people who can drive our service forward.

About us

What makes Croydon special is our people - both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.

How to apply

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Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.