Level 2 Social Worker

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£37.722 - £40.869
Posted
16 Mar 2021
Closes
18 Apr 2021
Ref
REC/21/00150
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

At Royal Borough of Greenwich, we’re strong believers in empowering people and building on their strengths. Our person-centred approach means our employees get more job satisfaction by enabling them to work alongside residents in an outcomes-focused way, using strengths-based, person-centred and evidenced-based practice. We enjoy our work and ensure we deliver the best outcomes in a supported and nurturing environment.

This applies to our residents as well as our workforce.

This is a fantastic time to join us. We’re based in Woolwich with visible and approachable leadership who have a broad range and depth of experience. We’re looking for experienced Health and Adults Social Workers who are registered with Social Work England to join us. The ideal candidate will be committed to working creatively to enable our residents to experience personalised, integrated care. You’ll also support residents to maintain their independence and wellbeing, cope with change, attain the outcomes they want and need, understand and manage risk, and participate in the life of their communities.

We pride ourselves on our:

  • Supportive managers
  • Manageable caseloads
  • CPD opportunities and career progression
  • A stable workforce
  • Employee job satisfaction
  • South East London Teaching Partnership and other HEIs to enhance the link between theory, practice and academic learning.
  • Strong links between the NHS, Oxleas NHS Trust and Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group – this integration enables efficient multidisciplinary working.

Our employees enjoy being part of Royal Borough of Greenwich Health and Adult services and highly value the organisation’s supportive culture and leadership, and Royal Greenwich Employee Benefits.

Additional benefits include:

  • Rota days equating to an additional 10 days off per year
  • Travel expenses for visits OR essential car user car parking (close to the workplace)
  • Social worker career progression scheme.

Royal Greenwich is an exciting and vibrant London borough. It’s home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, and the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena. Greenwich has an abundance of green open spaces for recreational purposes and offers some of the cheapest and affordable housing in London.

The borough has excellent transport links, the DLR, Thames Clipper, London Overground and the Elizabeth Line. Royal Greenwich’s diversity is evident to all who visit and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that’s treasured by those who live and work here.

The main council offices are in Woolwich, which is in the centre of the borough. Woolwich is an area of extensive regeneration, including the Woolwich Creative District.

Want to speak to us?

If you like the sound of working in a stimulating and vibrant environment, apply below or get in touch with us today by calling:

  • Lisette Wybourn - 07999101434 
  • Dawn Williams - 0208 921 5075 or  07999101437

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

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