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Leaving Care Social Worker

  • Job reference: JN LBBD LC
  • Location: Barking, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: We are currently working on behalf of the London Borough of Barking And Dagenham to assist in recruiting a Social Worker to join their Leaving Care Team.

We are looking for experienced social workers to work in our innovative Learn to Live Team also known as Leaving Care.
About the team and post.
The Learn to Live aims to safeguard and promote young people to support them to live independently lives. You'll manage complex cases and plan to promote young people through pathway plans. You'll be confident about working with partners within and without the council to deliver effective and efficient services. You'll take responsibility for enabling contact arrangements and ensuring that health assessments and personal education plans are in place. Throughout, you'll engage successfully with the children and make sure that their voices are heard and recorded consistently.
We'll also expect you to contribute to the team - helping us develop and improve standards. In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. We are driving down caseloads and investing heavily in better IT and mobile working technology to help staff spend more quality time doing what matters.
In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. Though we're not complacent, we believe that our training, development and support is among the best in London - and we have plenty more in store for 2017. We are driving down caseloads and investing heavily in better IT and mobile working technology to help staff spend more quality time doing what matters.
Special Requirements for this Post
You will need at least two years' experience of working with looked after children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.
If this sounds like the opportunity you've been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please call me or drop me a message via this advert and I will call you back.


Salary and Benefits.
LBBD offers a £5,000 Welcome payment with your first salary payment and £15,000 commitment payment on your 3rd Year anniversary in post. (to qualified social workers with more than one year post qualifying experience). This bonus is subject to conditions. Other benefits include 27-30 days of annual leave and affordable housing scheme in addition to a relocation package of £7,500. and unlimited investment into training for you to progress and grow your career as a Social Work

If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call me or drop me a message via this advert and I will call you back.

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know anyone who would be perfect for this role and they are placed into work you receive £250