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Social Worker
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: LBoN/21/149646
  • Published: Thu 29/04/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £33,324 - £40,869
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Social Worker

Social Worker 
£33,324 - £40,869 pa Plus Market  supplement of £1500, AMHP Supplement of £3000

Newham is a diverse borough with a young and vibrant population. There are over 270,190 Adults in the borough, coming from all corners of the world and serves one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse communities in the UK where over 100 different languages are spoken. This makes Newham an exciting and interesting place to work.

Newham Mental Health service provides support to adults and Carers, who may, because of the effects of ill health or disability, need support to live safely and independently.

Our vision is to promote the wellbeing of people in Newham, making the best use of available resources to enable adults to live in the community independently and live safely, free from abuse and neglect. We strive to support our customers to make their own decisions, to feel safe and protected from harm, aspire to good health throughout their lives and make positive choices to maintain and improve their wellbeing.

There is a strong commitment to supporting professional development, to improve services and outcomes for vulnerable people.  As a qualified Social Worker we know that you want to make a difference and working at Newham you will be given every support and opportunity to do so.

If you share this vision of excellent Social Work practice, we want to hear from you.

The Person

These posts are based within the Local Authority, whilst working very closely with the local Mental Health Trust, dealing with Adults who have complex and enduring Mental Health problems.  We have two vacancies, one in Complex Care and one in Recovery.  As part of a fast paced responsive service, you must be able to problem solve, prioritise quickly, identify risk, be able to build professional relationships, empower people in their families and communities, support people to manage their own risks, know and apply legislation, maximise independence, access practical support and advice and work with others to achieve the best possible outcomes.

You will deliver high quality risk and needs assessments, carry a caseload and work as part of a team . Your Recovery based intervention skills and support will enable our service users with complex Mental Health needs, their Carers and families to maximise their choices, control and independence.

We are looking for qualified Social Workers (if you are an AMHP that would be great).  You must have 2 years post qualified experience and you will need to have a Social Work qualification and be Registered with Social Work England.

Closing date: 27/04/2021 at 23:59

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Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.