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Social Workers - Children's Assessment Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Referral and Assessment
Social Worker
£37,842 to £42,681 per annum
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Social Workers - Children's Assessment Team - Permanent - Croydon - £37,842 - £42,681p/a

Croydon has five Assessment Teams based in their modern offices and they are looking for qualified Social Workers to join them. You will be part of a focused service committed to improving the lives of children and young people and their families across the Borough. Croydon can offer great office accommodation and facilities in the city centre with excellent public transport links.

It’s an exciting time to be joining them as they are changing to meet the changing needs of children and families by investing to create conditions in which social work will flourish. 

Benefits of this Assessment role:

  • £5,000 welcome payment
  • £3,000 retention payment
  • 31 days’ annual leave in addition to bank holidays 
  • Development opportunities in key areas of practice
  • Relocation allowance up to £8,000
  • Group supervision with our Consultant Practitioners
  • Laptop / phone to support agile work practices
  • A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
  • Clearly defined career progression pathways
  • A core skills training programme including Strengthening Families training
  • Graded Care Profile2 tool training through our Safeguarding Children’s Board
  • Leadership programmes, including an Aspiring leader programme for children’s social workers & Black & Minority Ethnic Aspiring managers & senior managers programme
  • Discounted vouchers via CroydonOptions

Your responsibilities as a Children's Assessment Social Worker include:

  • Completing professional assessments of need and risk
  • Using the Department of Health and Borough Council criteria for children in need and significant harm
  • Co-ordinating the multi-agency approach to prevent and address child protection issues and children in need
  • Undertaking statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and other legislation and guidance
  • Carrying out court orders and attending court as the Council's representative
  • Planning professional intervention using the appropriate available resources
  • Promoting anti discriminatory practice and the empowerment of service users
  • Keeping appropriate case records, statistics and information  
  • Ensuring that the needs of service users are regularly reviewed and changed 

Essential requirements:

  • HCPC registration
  • Post qualifying experience in children's services
  • A social work qualification and completion of the ASYE
  • Eligibility to work in the UK 

For any further information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 7046 6213
Contact: Rachael O'Neill

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