Senior Social Worker- Referral and Assesmment Job In South East London
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Senior Social Worker- Referral and Assesmment

Job Details

Senior Practitioner – Referral & Assessment
Management Grouping: Children’s Services
Location: South East London

Salary: £44,118 - £50,349 pa (Inclusive of Choices benefit of £2,478 pa)
Contract: Permanent /36 hours per week
Closing Date: 10 August 2022
The Council, its staff and partners, were delighted in August 2018, when Ofsted judged the overall effectiveness of children’s social care services to be ‘outstanding’! We were especially pleased that our investment in frontline practitioners and managers was recognised. We have been working hard to create an environment where social workers can do the work they came into the profession to do - to support and help families to stay together where this is in children’s best interests and it is safe enough for this to happen.
Ofsted judged that we provide strong management oversight of practice, that we have a well – embedded practice framework to enable meaningful family focused help, that we offer clear progress in career pathways, a talent management scheme and a nurturing environment to enable social work to flourish. We believe deeply in relationship based practice and ‘Signs of Safety’ is the vehicle enabling us to do this respectfully and in collaboration with the people we are trying to help.
Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent, creative and dedicated social work professionals?

Referral and Assessment Team
This local authority has 4 assessment teams, who undertake child and family assessments and child protection enquiries, working closely with the local police and health agencies. Once the assessment has identified the issues and the child’s level of need, Children’s Social Care (CSC) may recommend the family are signposted to support provided to another services, they may be transferred to our early help family wellbeing service or transferred to a social worker in CSC to provide an ongoing service in one of the Family Support & Child Protection locality teams.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service
In return you will be offered:

  • Modern, well-equipped, energising working environment that supports team working and collaboration, in the centre of Bexleyheath
  • Professional supervision
  • Mentoring/coaching
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • Flexible and generous package to support you moving to work in Bexley. We will pay up to £8k which you can use as you wish, e.g. to pay a deposit or mortgage, to meet housing costs, fees and other expenses
  • Career progression pathways and varied training opportunities to support continuing professional development
  • Signs of Safety training and the opportunity to become an SOS Practice Lead
  • Opportunity to engage in our Leadership Programme
  • Reimbursement of Social Work England registration fee
  • Our Choices Benefits include a lease car or cash options to the value of £2,478 per annum
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • 31 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays) & annual leave purchase scheme
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes cycle to work scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes
If this role interests you and want to apply, please email your CV to or for more information, please call 07484 906575.