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Vacancy Details

Senior Social Worker - Assessment

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Social Care
Barking & Dagenham
Working Pattern:
Full Time
35 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
06/04/2020 at 10:40 AM
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Social Care

To hear the voice of the child, we go the extra mile #BeMore

About the role

We have exciting opportunities for Senior Social Workers to join our Assessment Team. The Assessment Team provides social work services to children and their families to safeguard and promote their welfare. Your in-depth experience will enable you to undertake high quality and timely single assessments and to liaise with partners within and without the council as necessary to ensure that services are provided efficiently and effectively.  You’ll manage complex cases, planning intervention and support in a timely manner and, always, making sure that the children’s voices are heard and recorded consistently. 

Special Requirements for this Post


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check. You will have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and hold a recognised Social Work qualification and a current Social Work England Registration.

About you

In the Assessment Team you will undertake high-quality, timely assessments and liaise with key professionals, within and outside the council to ensure services are provided efficiently and effectively. You will manage challenging cases, planning intervention, and support, ensuring children’s voices are always heard and recorded consistently. You will also be developing and improving standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.

About us

This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. We have been on a journey over the last few years, that has seen us transform the council and the way we deliver our services. At the heart of this transformation is our community. We need committed individuals to support us in the delivery of these aims and to become part of our team to make a difference to our children and families. In return we offer a competitive pay package, generous pension and relocation package, annual leave up to 30 days, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing.

We are currently reviewing our pay and benefits offer. The details in this advert reflect the offer that is in place at the time of this recruitment campaign.  Shortlisted/Successful applicants will be advised of any changes as and when the review has been implemented

If you would like a confidential discussion about this post and other Social Work posts we are advertising, then please contact socialcarerecruitment@lbbd.gov.uk and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

One borough; one community;

London’s growth opportunity

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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