Disabled Children Family Support Service - Social Worker

Salary details: £36711 - £45585

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£36711 - £45585  
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
09 February 2020
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Social Worker

Disabled Children Social Work Team


In Royal Greenwich, we have recently expanded our Disabled Children Family Support Service to continue to meet the needs of disabled children and young people as well as their families. We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed social worker, with excellent communication and organisational skills, to join our experienced Disabled Children Social Work Team.

You will be joining a high achieving service that has excellent relationships and partnerships established with families, community resources and a newly expanded Short Breaks Offer.

The ideal candidate to join our service will have:

  • Experience and confidence in undertaking a variety of statutory social work duties, as they will be expected to carry a varied of caseload. This includes Child and Family Assessments, as well as Child in Need, Child Protection and Child in our Care work.
  • An ability to directly communicate with and seek the views of Disabled Children.
  • An ability to engage and lead on effective multi agency work to safeguard disabled children, ensure their community inclusion and promote their independence.
  • An ability to work in partnership with families and involved services to ensure assessments and support plans are person centred, aspirational and outcome focused.
  • To adopt the role of a “champion“ for disabled children within Children’s Services and across the borough.
  • Have an understanding of the EHCP assessment and planning practice in RBG and the role of social care.

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!

Royal Greenwich has a lot to offer – a rich cultural heritage and a diverse and vibrant community – as well as good sporting facilities, affordable housing and great transport / road links. There is a generous annual leave offer and on-going continued professional development opportunities.

For further information about this posts please call:
Manoj Sebastian or Kerrie McIntyre

Team Leaders on 020 8921 2599

Or email Manoj.Sebastian@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or Kerrie.McIntyre@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 9th February 2020

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.

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.

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.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

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.

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. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.