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Social Worker (Building my Future team)

Salary: £34,338 - £37,293 pa (inclusive)
Job reference: EJR008360
Application closing date: 26/02/2018

Fixed term contract for 20 months

Do you feel passionate about working with children, young people and families?  Would you like to be part of an innovative team that spans across different disciplines and agencies?  If so, we could be just the team for you!

We are looking for social workers who want to be part of a new and dynamic newly formed non statutory team. You would hold a small case load working intensively with children, young people and their family and their professional networks.

We are very excited that an opportunity has risen for an enthusiastic and highly committed individual to work within a new multi-agency Building My Future (BMF) team that is currently being formed.  BMF is a programme funded for two years which aims to build on the concept of targeted support set out in Putting Children First (2016).  The project aims to build evidence and identify what works with vulnerable Children and Young People (CYP) aged 11 to 25 years.  Working as an autonomous practitioner but part of a multi-agency team, the post will involve providing assessment and intervention packages for young people at risk of exclusion.  The aim is to improve their health and mental health outcomes as well as enable successful transitions to adulthood.  The specific cohort is CYP with learning difficulties or disabilities who have behaviour that challenges and / or mental health issues.

You will be required:

  • to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team providing consistent, timely, quality and cost effective assessments and BMF Model influenced interventions and social work services to the children, young people and families of Ealing
  • to maintain high standards of professional practice and to be responsible for social work provision in accordance with the legislative and regulatory framework and departmental guidance and procedure
  • to use psychological models and interventions to help meet the needs of children, young people and their families who are referred to the BMF team, with a particular focus on their developmental needs in educational contexts and wider family and community systems.

Our service is highly valued by our local health and non-health partners.  We enjoy a good national reputation for innovative practices / services.

The post holder will be based at Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall, W5 2PJ (the service reserves the right to require the post holder to work and be based at any other settings with mutual agreement).

This is a fixed term contract for 20 months and we are looking for a team player with a good range of experience working with vulnerable children and young people.  You will need to have excellent communication skills and any experience in working within a multidisciplinary team and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage.  Are you the one we are looking for?

For further information about this position please telephone or visit us informally by contacting Oliver Francis, Building My Future Team Manager on 020 8825 7028 or via email FrancisO@ealing.gov.uk

Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.  The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This post is subject to Ealing's enhanced vetting process.

This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role.  This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.


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