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Social Worker Job at London Borough of Havering

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Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for Newly Qualified Social Workers to join our Intervention and Support Service to undertake their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

If you’re looking to join an organisation that is dedicated to providing outstanding practice, then Havering is the place for you to kick start your social care career. We are a local authority that is passionate about creating the right conditions to support our social care practitioners to thrive.

Why choose Havering?

  • Competitive salary
  • Subsidised parking at various council-owned car parks across the borough
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing activities and initiatives
  • Training and development opportunities through our very own dedicated Social Care Academy specific to children’s and adults social care
  • Access to accredited systemic training
  • And much more

You can find out more about working for Havering Children’s Services by visiting www.havering.gov.uk/cypsjobs .

ASYE Social Worker salary starts at £38,607, after the successful completion of ASYE you can earn between £39,582 – £47,805pa plus £4,000 annual Market Supplement payment.

About us

At Havering Council, we are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for children, young people and families. Our vision centres on supporting Havering’s children and families to lead happy, healthy lives. This means ensuring that every child has equal opportunities to thrive – accessing the highest possible levels of education and enjoying a stable, happy home. We believe firmly in empowering families to create sustainable change themselves, allowing them to find their own solutions.

We provide systemic care with lasting effects through our Face to Face model of practice – achieving sustainable positive outcomes. Havering’s ethos is embodied by our approach to fitting the system to the family rather than asking the family to fit to the system. This is done by working collaboratively with children, young people and families by having ongoing conversations so they can receive the most effective forms of intervention. With your expertise and motivation to support our children, young people and families, Havering is the ideal place for your social work career.

Havering is a fantastic place to live and work! Benefiting from excellent transport links, being only 18 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station as well as being well connected via the Elizabeth line. Our Town Hall campus is located centrally in Romford, making our offices easily accessible via the M25, A12, A406 and A127.

About the role

At Havering Children’s Services, our ASYE programme offers NQSWs a fantastic opportunity to learn, develop and grow in the profession. We pride ourselves in providing NQSWs the support needed so that they can thrive as practitioners, through a comprehensive ASYE framework, which includes reflective supervision and regular training and development. ASYE’s in Havering are supported through the year by their line manager, a dedicated coordinator as well as the Social Care Academy.

This role sits within the Intervention and Support Service which covers Child in Need, Child Protection and Children in Care cases, promoting stability, whether achieved through good parenting within the family or a stable placement outside the family. The service works in close partnership with schools, community health facilities, the voluntary sector and other partners to develop and provide preventative and targeted support. Essentially, supporting children, young people and their families where there is an identified need for ongoing intervention.

We promote a hybrid working model for our social care staff, with a flexible approach involving working from our town hall campus/hubs. In this role, you are expected to work from our town hall campus when required. In addition, we encourage a flexible approach to team-building opportunities (we love a catch-up over a cuppa, breakfast or lunch) which often take place Face to Face in line with our practice model .

 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact on Tamsyn Basson, Head of Intervention and Support Services by email on Tamsyn.basson@havering.gov.uk This advert will close at 23:59 on the 8 March 2023.

Havering strives to be a diverse and inclusive borough, a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of race, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, religion etc.

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering .

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

 

About Us
With its excellent transport links into central London, extensive town centre regeneration and the highest concentration of green space anywhere in London, Havering has a unique offer as a place to live, work and visit. By making the most of its position and opportunities, Havering is becoming a hub for start-ups and expanding businesses, as well as construction, logistics, engineering and manufacturing industries.

Find out why you should work for Havering Council .

 

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