Senior Social Worker – LAC – Wandsworth – Up to £42,710 plus £2,000 Welcome Bonus and £3,000 Retention every two years
Would you like to improve the outcomes for children and young people who have been in care?
Would you like to support young people to build bright and stable futures for themselves?
Would you like to spend every day at work knowing that you have made a difference in the lives of young people who face challenges with their mental health?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
Social Personnel are delighted to be working with Wandsworth Borough Council to recruit a Senior Social Worker for their Children Looked After Service to help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children between the age of 0-18 years old.
In Wandsworth they are on an exciting journey of transformation. They are investing massively on all their staff, their leaders as well as partners to enable them to make a success of their engagement with families and communities. They passionately believe that if they invest in new ways of thinking and working, you’ll have everything you need to do the job you trained for. They have an incredibly sound, solid and strong leadership in Ana Popovici and Paul Angeli who have an exciting vision in transforming their approaches to the most vulnerable in society.
About the team
This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly social work team led by engaging and supportive senior managers who are striving to continue improving and developing the service. Close supervision is provided to help support our social workers drive forward children’s care plans.
About the role
You will work on mixed and complex caseloads with children aged 0-18. The role will give you the latitude to help improve the outcomes of children and young people in care by supporting them to build a stable future. As they look to strengthen the service provided to unaccompanied children, maintain our commitment to Permanency Planning and collaboration with children’s professional nets, the family, the successful applicants will bring together these principles and help drive change, continuity and stability.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.