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Social Worker

  • Job reference: DH2511
  • Location: Newham, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: We currently have an ongoing recruitment drive with the Newham Council in aiding them recruit for all of the Children Social Work teams currently available.

If you are ready for a new challenge or the next step in your career, Newham is a diverse borough with a young and vibrant population. There are over 86,000 children and young people in the borough and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.

Our current vacancies are primarily in the Assessment and Intervention teams. We are seeking experienced social workers who have a minimum of two years post-qualifying experience. We would welcome applicants with a background in systemic practice or with an interest in developing their knowledge within this area.

Accountable to and supported by a Practice Leader you will be expected to:

Hold professional responsibility for a case load of statutory child care cases
Ensure that every child/young person has a smart plan that ensures review and evaluation of outcomes
Contribute to improving the resilience and independence of Newham's children, young people and their families
Ensure each child's personal record is maintained within the HCPC required standards.

Our Offer

Innovation: Bespoke, new, intermediate level systemic practice training as part of NewDAy, Newham's social care innovation programme - see attached flyer for more info. And a chance to be part of our improvement journey.
Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervise ratios. Practice Leaders receive accredited training in systemic supervision with the Institute of Family Therapy to ensure high quality supervision is delivered as standard. Access to mentoring and consultation from trained family therapists. Strong culture of practice education and support for ASYEs.
Learning & Development: Clear competency and career progression framework. Foundation systemic practice training for social work practitioners and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Opportunities to qualify in post-graduate qualifications in systemic practice.

We would welcome applications from qualified and experienced candidates.

If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call Delanie at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email

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 once their probationary period has been completed
Money matters: Retention bonus of £3000 each year, and a flexible starting salary for the right candidates. Double pay increments every year. Priority when buying a home under our NewShare scheme. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous annual leave allowance. Local government pension scheme.
Access to smart technology and flexible working.