Children's Social Worker - First Response (Assessment & Short-term intervention)
£34,794 - £41,706 per annum, plus Essential user car allowance of £963 per annum and a golden hello payment of £1500
Senior Social Worker
£41,706 - £44,607 per annum, plus Essential user car allowance of £963 per annum and a golden hello payment of £1500
Relocation packages available for successful candidates who meet our eligibility criteria.
It's an exciting time to join Merton's First Response Service – our assessment and short-term intervention teams. We see our social workers as ‘change agents’ who are skilled at helping children and their families harness and build on their strengths to co-produce safety and wellbeing plans to effect positive changes in their lives.
Our values are that children should grow up in their families where it is safe for them to do so and we’re committed to working alongside the family network to increase safety for their children. We’re looking for social workers with strong assessment skills who enjoy meeting new families and are creative in quickly engaging and building relationships with children and their family network.
We’re focussed on supporting excellent social work practice and use systemic approaches in a Signs of Safety framework to build on children and their families’ strengths. Here in Merton, you can be the innovative and creative social worker you want to be – developing cultural genograms and timelines with families to understand relationships and patterns; bringing the family network together to map strengths, worries and co-produce safety and wellbeing plans and direct work with children to give them a voice and understand their lived experience.
In Merton we have access to specialist contextual safeguarding, Multi-Systemic Therapy and Family Functioning Therapy offers to support families to stay together and be safe.
With permanent Team Managers and a permanent senior leadership team you'll be well supported with regular and reflective supervision. Our workforce is stable and 85% of your social work colleagues across Children’s Social Care & Youth Inclusion are permanent. Our Learning and Development offer provides access to a range of learning opportunities and accredited Signs of Safety and Systemic social work training to develop you practice and your career.
Join us and Be The Change!