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We are currently looking to fill vacancies for Experienced Social Workers (Family Support and Child Protection and Referral and Assessment) and Team Managers across a range of teams including Children with Disabilities, Integrated Referral Hub, and Fostering and Adoption. Take a look at our new structure to see where these roles fit in.
We’ll expect a lot from you, but we’ll make sure you’re well rewarded. Click here to view our full social worker reward statement.
You’ll enjoy excellent personalised training and development, including management skills, mentoring and coaching, quality reflective supervision, and access to a range of online journals and development resources. We also offer a social worker progression scheme and good professional and managerial career prospects including the opportunity to access the Firstline leadership development programme for Team Managers. You’ll also receive training on a core set of vision and values-aligned tools, models and theories introduced by our Director of Children’s Social Care (our six preferred methods).
You can look forward to a 35-hour week, flexible working to meet your personal commitments, a competitive pay package and generous annual leave. We also offer season ticket loans, bike loans, and for qualifying roles, a car allowance and parking permits. There are also excellent transport links to and from our offices in Brixton (Transport for London, Zone 2), with Waterloo, Victoria, and London Bridge stations less than 15 minutes away.
Most of all, you will be able to influence the future of our service. Additional admin support and reduced bureaucracy will give you more time for direct work with children and families to help improve their lives. Not only will you receive regular updates on our improvement activities at staff engagement events and via a dedicated intranet site, you’ll have every opportunity to inspire the changes that will move our transformational work forward. We’ll also ask you to share your insights on how the service is responding to change, and to capture any issues that that you feel could impede progress through regular forums.
You really will be an inspirational presence.
Meet Tara, who talks about her everyday challenges and experiences as a Social Worker in Lambeth.
We’re looking for Experienced Social Workers to inspire us.
You’ll be integrated into small social work teams with extra personal support from an experienced practitioner, bespoke learning and development, and excellent post-qualification opportunities.
As a qualified Social Worker, you’ll be empowered to improve the lives of children, young people and their families within small teams, a manageable caseload and strong learning resources. And we’ll support you to move into a more senior role if you want.
You'll bring your experience to help to motivate our team, leading by example and sharing your expertise. At all levels, we’ll welcome your ideas on how we can make our transformation a lasting success.
“I have generally felt supported by managers and colleagues and able to ask for help when needed. Lambeth has also invested in me with lots of training opportunities and the ASYE programme. The flexible working conditions are good too.”
Social worker in Lambeth since April 2016