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Transition Age Social Worker (Disabled Children and Young People Service 0-25years)

Salary details: £42840 - £52116

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£42840 - £52116
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
27 July 2024 
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Social Worker in the Disabled Children and Young People Service.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed social worker with Transition or Adult Social Care experience to join our experienced team.

Salary details :

  • Level 2 - Social Worker - Consolidating Professional Practice £42,840 - £46,041
  • Level 3 - Social Worker - Proficient £46,041 - £52,116

In Royal Greenwich, as a GOOD authority (Ofsted December 2019) with areas of fantastic practice for children and young people with SEND, we are passionate about keeping children and young people at the heart of what we do. Our Local Area SEND Inspection (May 2023) found Children and young people with SEND and their families in Greenwich are front and centre of the local area partnership’s work. Everyone has the best interests of the children and young people at heart. The culture here is one of working together to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

The Disabled Children and Young People Service is an exciting, newly extended service supporting children and young people with SEND up to the age of 25. In this team you will engage in a range of statutory work across Child in Need, Child Protection and Children in our Care with severely disabled children and their families. We are developing exciting new pathways of supporting young people with SEND up to the age of 25 as they move into adulthood and the post holder will have the opportunity to contribute to this service development. This is a great opportunity for a social worker to expand their knowledge base across both children’s and adult’s practice in this developing service. As an integrated service, team members will also work closely with our Children’s Occupational Therapy service and our Short Break Team.

We are looking for a social worker with experience in statutory social care settings either in Children’s or Adult’s services and a passion for inclusion and supporting disabled children, young people and their families to achieve their outcomes.

You will be joining an ambitious, high achieving service that has excellent relationships and partnerships established with families, community resources and a newly expanded Short Breaks Offer. Children and young people are truly at the heart of our decision making.

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference to disabled children and young people – and have the skills and experience we are looking for – then please come and join us!

Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Rota days equating to an additional 10 days off per year
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Travel costs worth £1k+ OR Essential car user car parking (close to the workplace)
  • Good range of support and excellent Social Worker career progression scheme, including support from a Professional Educator
  • Ongoing professional development, including a minimum 50 hours protected professional development each year
  • Royal Greenwich Keyworker housing (after being employed for six months, subject to application and meeting criteria)
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Greenwich Card entitling you to discounts at local businesses.
  • Small teams allowing more direct support and supervision time from your Team Leader and Practice Leader. 

Make a difference to our children’s futures, your future and ours. Apply today.

Closing date for applications is midnight 27th July 2024. Shortlisting and interviews dates TBC



For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jodi Mathers;    jodi.mathers@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     02089212599  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977


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).

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.

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