Social worker jobs
It's a great time to work at Barking at Dagenham, we have been named Council of the Year in the Local Government Chronicle Awards 2018 and have Silver Investors in People status showing our commitment to our staff. We are always on the looks out for social work applicants who are eager to achieve more.
Rewards and benefits
We are currently reviewing our pay and benefits offer. The details in this advert reflect the offer that is in place at the time of this recruitment campaign. Shortlisted/Successful Applicants will be advised of any changes as and when the review has been implemented.
You will receive:
- up to 30 days annual leave
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- varied working options including flexi-time and term time contracts
- season ticket / travel loans
- discounted parking and car allowance for children's social workers
- staff support and networking groups
- retail, holiday and travel discounts with our Wider Wallet scheme
- cycle purchase scheme
In some teams you will also receive a recruitment and retention allowance of £2,500 with your first salary payment and an annual £2,500 retention payment (terms and conditions apply).
Step up to social work
Step Up to Social Work is a Department for Education (DfE) initiative which aims to increase the number of high quality social workers by supporting graduates and career changers to start a new career in social work, working with vulnerable children, young people and families.
- Step Up to Social Work is a full-time, fully funded Programme, providing a recognised social work qualification
- It’s 14-months of intensive study and work based placements
- Leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
The programme is delivered locally by the University of East London in partnership with local authorities across North East London including the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
- Applications for places open on the Department for Education website on 15 February 2021 and close on 7 April 2021.
- The programme will commence in January 2022, finishing in March 2023.
You are eligible to apply for the programme if you have:
- An honours degree (1st or 2.1) OR
- A 2.2 honours degree with an additional post graduate qualification at level 6, such as a postgraduate diploma or masters degree AND
- GCSE Maths and English at grades C or above (or equivalent) AND
- Experience of working with children and families
For more information and to apply please click on the following link to the DfE website.
You can also book a place on one of the North East London online information sessions, delivered by Programme Co-ordintors from across North East London and UEL.
The sessions will provide information on the academic programme, selection process, funding arrangments, and more.
Session One: Tuesday 2 March 5.30pm to 7pm via Zoom
Session Two: Wednesday 10 March 5.30pm to 7pm via Zoom
Session Three: Saturday 20 March 10.30am to 12pm via Zoom
Session: Four: Monday 22 March 11am to 12.30am via Zoom