Not afraid of a challenge? We need committed knowledgeable social workers to help us with our core business – empowering and supporting people who need signposting, community support, or even some direct help from the Council. We have a strong operating model of strength based practice.

At this difficult time the Council Leadership has made clear their support for our statutory functions, including Adult Social Care. We know where our priorities are.

We have an established and stable base of Team Managers to work with you and support you, our vacancy rates are low – and we rarely use agency staff, preferring to concentrate our efforts on looking after our permanent staff. This includes having a dedicated Training officer supporting adult social care, and a Deputy Principal Social Worker to support staff welfare and practice. We have also recently upgraded our electronic recording system.

Advanced Social Worker

If you have been working in social work for a while and have the skills for complex work, staff supervision, and deputizing for Team Managers then Advanced Social Worker is for you. You should hold a secondary qualification around Practice Education, Best Interest Assessment or equivalent other professional award.

Our Advanced Social Worker group– ‘provides good peer support, and the opportunity to input your ideas to our Senior Management Team.

Working in Croydon

Applicants wishing to join our aspiring and progressive adult social care services teams will have a commitment to team working and an enthusiasm for contributing to sharing ideas that support the development of all our services. Candidates will demonstrate professionalism, creativity and drive in their approach to person centred practice and problem solving; and an ability to work flexibly in response to a rapidly changing public service environment. Additionally the staff here at Croydon are friendly, and the transport links are excellent, as indeed is the support for working from home.

Grade 14 Advanced Social Worker Role (Workforce Cohesion Team) – £44,790 to £46,839

This role is assisting the Consultant Social Work Practitioner – working on the ASYE programme, policy and procedure, recruitment, training, audit, and other work as required – so in addition to the normal Person Specification requirements the following will be essential;

Practice Educator or equivalent (for example Practice Teacher) qualified.

Experience of working with NQSW’s.

An interest in Policy and Procedures is desirable, as is Recruitment experience.

Full Time Number of Hours 36 

Closing Date 02 August 2021 at 11:59pm

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