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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. 

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.

Experienced Social Workers
Children’s Social Care
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£37,650pa-£40,653pa

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.

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Senior Social Worker - our offer

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Team Manager - Integrated Referral Hub
Children's Social Care
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Up to £53k per annum inclusive of market supplement

For us, improvement isn’t just about the bigger picture. It’s also about delivering high quality care, support and guidance, on the ground day in and day out. You’ll need to make sure we have Social Work practice of the highest calibre, and that each Social Worker is empowered to get the best outcomes for children, young people and their families. You'll have a distinct and significant role in the transformation of our service. HCPC-registered with a recognised social work qualification and supervisory experience gained in a children’s social care setting, you could be an experienced Social Worker looking for an excellent development opportunity or a talented Practitioner Manager ready for a new challenge. A creative problem solver, your can-do approach and commitment to quality will inspire your team to achieve excellence.

As a Team Manager in the Integrated Referral Hub service, you will be responsible for ensuring timely and effective decision making, engaging with the multi agency partnership, promoting partnership working including developing links with services across Lambeth. You will be key in promoting excellent social work practice at the front door, providing reflective supervision and responding to the needs of the community.

See job description for Team Managers to find out more.

Team Manager - our offer

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Independent Reviewing Officer/Child Protection Chair
Children's Social Care
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£43,503 - £46,347pa

As a highly skilled and experienced professional, you’ll have a unique post – not managing staff or budgets, but promoting and upholding the highest standards of practice. You’ll be the driving force behind new ways of working, challenging our people to meet the benchmarks that we’ve set them. Independence from line management is part of the role. You must believe in improvement and hold others to account. For that, you need to be an expert in your field: a leader with the credibility to guide and make decisions. 

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Team Manager - Child Assessment Team
Children's Social Care
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Up to £53k per annum inclusive of market supplement

For us, improvement isn’t just about the bigger picture. It’s also about delivering high quality care, support and guidance, on the ground day in and day out. You’ll need to make sure we have Social Work practice of the highest calibre, and that each Social Worker is empowered to get the best outcomes for children, young people and their families. You'll have a distinct and significant role in the transformation of our service. HCPC-registered with a recognised social work qualification and supervisory experience gained in a children’s social care setting, you could be an experienced Social Worker looking for an excellent development opportunity or a talented Practitioner Manager ready for a new challenge. A creative problem solver, your can-do approach and commitment to quality will inspire your team to achieve excellence.

As a Team Manager in the Children’s Assessment Service, you will be responsible for ensuring timely and effective decision-making, case allocation, engaging with the multi-agency partnership, promoting partnership working including developing links with services across Lambeth. You will be key in promoting Lambeth’s Heart of Practice social work principles around relationship based social work and interventions, purposeful assessments, excellent social work practice at the front door, providing reflective supervision and responding to the needs of community.

See job description for Team Managers to find out more.

Team Manager - our offer

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“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

Lambeth: Children at the heart of practice