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Ealing Council

Social Workers

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social Work

Salary

Location

£39,582 - £48,867

Posted Date

16 November 2023

Ealing

Closing Date

23 November 2023

Ealing is vibrant and the third most ethnically diverse London borough, (84% of pupils of minority ethnic origin compared to 34% nationally) and we are committed to practising social work in an anti-discriminatory way which is equitable, inclusive and values the diversity of those who access our services and our staff.

Ealing Council has a high rate of permanent staff, offers a wide range of training opportunities and a career progression scheme to promote and support staff development.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for ambitious, professional, conscientious social workers with differing levels of experience, to join our social care teams. You will have good communication skills and a good understanding of children and young people’s needs.

We have positions available in the following areas:

Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) generic and MAST Adolescent Teams
Children with Disabilities
Court Team
Looked After Children Team
Intervention Team
Applications are welcome for social workers who have completed their ASYE year through to senior social workers.

Are you?

Committed to making a visible difference to the lives of Ealing children and their families
A qualified, Social Work England registered social worker
An ambitious social worker with the skills and experience to deliver the highest standards of professional practice
Our young people tell us that you need to be a great listener, as they want to shape their services and how we deliver them
You will be team focused working with colleagues in a range of disciplines, sharing knowledge, and providing support and advice to deliver the best possible outcomes for local children and their families
Someone who will flourish working in a diverse community and be eager to explore new and emerging areas of social work practice.
What Ealing Council will offer you

A competitive salary up to £48,867 pa (inclusive) depending on your experience
A relational, engaging, and supportive leadership and management team focused on developing you in your role so we can meet the needs of our children
A strong drive and commitment from leaders to better work / life balance and being able to work from home / remotely and in the office on a duty rota during COVID.
Excellent career development and training opportunities within a supportive working environment
A generous pension scheme
Up to 30 days holiday entitlement
Regular high-quality individual and group supervision within a stimulating learning environment
Access to a wide range of high-quality resources to support children and their families (including access to clinical psychology case consultation in the MAST, Connect to Children in Care and Leaving Care services).
In Ealing we place a high level of importance on the development of our managers and leaders as we think this is key to improving outcomes for Children and Young people. Ealing Council is proud of having a stable permanent leadership team. This is built on by our innovative managers/leaders practice development programme which ensures effective career progression and provides safety and confidence in our social work teams.

For a summary of further benefits available to employees please visit Working for Ealing Council – Ealing council

If you would like to discuss before applying, please email Caroline Horsley, horsleyc@ealing.gov.uk

How to apply

Please refer to the attached role profiles for details of the requirements for these positions and advise if you are applying for a social worker or senior social worker grade and which team(s) you are interested in joining. Please submit your CV and supporting statement to horsleyc@ealing.gov.uk

Your supporting statement should include which team(s) you would like to join and examples of how you meet each of the criteria from the person specification at the end of the relevant role profile. The person specification describes the skills, knowledge and experience we expect a candidate to have. We will use this to determine whether you are shortlisted. It is important that you show how you are able to satisfy each of the stated criteria. Please make sure you show in your application, how you meet each of the criteria, by explaining in detail and giving examples. Please do not just repeat what is in the person specification. Please number each example to match the criteria as outlined in the person specification.

This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Ealing Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing Council follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This role is subject to Ealing Council’s enhanced vetting process.

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