Social Worker – Children and Families Service

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £38,442 to £42,609 38442 - PO2 - PO3
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Yes
Department
Children & Education
Service
Children & Families Service
Closing date
24/10/2021

Are you a confident experienced professional who is keen to deliver, support and develop exceptional practice in a supportive and creative environment?  If so, we want to hear from you.

Hackney’s Children and Families Social Worker role provides an opportunity to shape children’s social work within a high performing, high profile local authority providing wide-ranging excellent training and development opportunities including through our in-house systemic training and through the North London Teaching Partnership.  We will help you to develop excellent social work practice, leading to career advancement at your own pace.

As a Social Worker for Hackney Children and Families Service, you will be working at the forefront of best practice in a social work unit led by a Consultant Social Worker or Practice Development Manager delivering high quality interventions to children and families.

Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families. 

Our service seeks to actively contribute to organisational learning through recognising, promoting and supporting best practice and service development where required, retaining a clear focus upon positive outcomes for children and families across the borough.  Hackney is proud of its organisational learning culture and strives to find innovative ways of engaging and facilitating change with young people and their families.

Over recent years we have become renowned for innovation. From Reclaiming Social Work to Contextual Safeguarding, we have challenged norms and carved new paths. We value systemic leadership and encourage devolved decision-making at all levels – with senior managers working alongside front-line staff. Our teams are given excellent development opportunities and we are proud to be the first local authority to provide post-graduate qualifications in systemic practice.

Candidates must hold a Social Work England recognised social work qualification, be Social Work England registered and have evidence of continuing professional development.

An enhanced DBS check is required

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. 

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 24 October 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk