London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside E16 2QU, United Kingdom
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Newham Together – The best place for children and young people

Newham is a diverse and aspirational borough with huge potential. Having recently been through a massive shift in direction following both the newly elected Mayor, appointment of the Chief Executive and to the Children’s and Young People’s Service (CYPS) senior leadership team, including the Corporate Director of CYPS  and Director of Operations. We are now starting a journey of transformation and improvement that will put people at the heart of everything we do and create opportunities for everyone.

We are offering social workers a clear four year career pathway, competitive salary package, a new social work academy and restorative practice model.  We want our staff to feel fully equipped and supported to move into the phase of their professional career development whether it’s working on the frontline, progressing into leadership and management or transferring to academia.

We are the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service and have in-house Health Visitors and School Nurses.

We are implementing systemic practice into all our social care services we have structured the service into practice pods. The new structure has smaller social work pods led by Practice Leaders. This smaller span will enable better grip of case management, higher quality supervision and a stronger learning environment.

Overall Purpose of Job.

  • To hold responsibility for a case load of statutory child care cases.
  • To ensure that each child/young person on the caseload has an appropriate assessment and statutory plan that is relevant for their needs
  • To contribute to improving the resilience and independence of Newham’s children, young people and their families

About You

  • Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you'll bring a good knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Be able to assess effectively, manage risk and plan in an outcome focused way
  • Be confident in delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families to secure positive outcomes for children
  • Able to integrate information and resources from other professionals and family members when undertaking assessments and interventions
  • Committed to your own continuous professional development and learning
  • Able to integrate systemic practice and strength-based approaches into your work
  • Able to work co-operatively and constructively and thrive in a complex environment.

Our Offer

  • Innovation: Bespoke, new, intermediate level systemic practice training
  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Practice Leaders receive accredited training in systemic supervision with the Institute of Family Therapy to ensure high quality supervision is delivered as standard. Access to mentoring and consultation from trained family therapists. Strong culture of practice education and support for ASYEs.
  • Learning & Development: Clear competency and career progression framework. Foundation systemic practice training for social work practitioners and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Opportunities to qualify in post-graduate qualifications in systemic practice.
  • Money matters: Retention bonus of £5,000pa paid monthly, and a flexible starting salary for the right candidates. Double pay increments every year. Priority when buying a home under our NewShare scheme. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous annual leave allowance. Local government pension scheme.
  • Access to smart technology and flexible working.

For more information please contact, Liam Barrell, Social Care Recruitment and Retention Officer, on Tel: 0203 373 4376 or Email:

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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