Additional salary details
For roles in Assessment and Intervention and Safeguarding and Family Support, we are offering for a time limited period a Welcome Payment of £3,000 for joining Southwark, followed by a retention payment of £2,400 per year for your first two years, and £3,600 after three years.
We are dedicated to high quality relationship-based social work, that is child-centred, family-minded, strengths and evidence-based, outcome-focused and fair.
We are looking for outstanding team managers who will lead, inspire, motivate and support their teams to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children and families.
In return we will support you with extensive training, dedicated clinical advice and support, small teams and caseloads, and administrative support.
Our Children’s Services have been rated good by Ofsted for over a decade, and we continue to strive for excellence in our practice.
We have a well-embedded practice framework, underpinned by our above principles. We make extensive use of systemic and strengths-based practices, as well as restorative and attachment-informed approaches.
This was noted by Ofsted in 2017 who said Southwark attracts experienced, high-quality social workers who are keen to work in small units that employ systemic methods
The model is well resourced and features clinical and group supervision alongside manageable caseloads. This promotes influential and effective direct work with children and families.
The model is enabling a flourishing social work culture in the local authority, equipping social workers to address complex local concerns in this highly diverse community .
We are seeking skilled team managers who have the professional potential and personal attributes that our social workers and families need, and who want to be supported to flourish.
We have fantastic career progression opportunities. In a focused visit earlier this year, Ofsted confirmed that Staff have access to a wide range of induction and training courses.
They report that they are supported and encouraged to engage in training and development, and these events provide good opportunities to reflect and focus on practice improvement .
We have Team Manager vacancies in the following Services :
Assessment and Intervention
Safeguarding and Family Support Service
All Age Disability Service
As a Team Manager choosing Southwark you will benefit from :
We also offer a wide range of training in practice development and supervision, restorative practices, secure base, and attachment or trauma informed practice.
If you would like to know more about the roles or have any further questions please contact Principal Social Worker on jennifer.
SHORTLISTING - Weekly
ASSESSMENT AND INTERVIEW - by arrangement within 15 working days of your submitted application form
Information for applicants COVID-19 :
Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Coronavirus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.