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Perpetua

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Pepetua
About Us

What we offer to you

We want you to keep developing your skills and you will have opportunities to do this with us.

Competitive Salaries

Competitive Salaries with performance related annual increments & and a Local Government pension scheme (LGPS). We are proud of our Pension Fund. It is part of the (LGPS) and is the largest pension fund in London with assets of £1.53billion.

Qualified Social Work and Occupational Therapy role salary ranges

Social Workers & Occupational
Therapists
£38,148-£45,381
Deputy Team Manager & Senior
Practitioners
£42,336-£49,428
Senior Practitioners (Out of Hours)£44,364- £51,444
Team Managers£46,392- £53,490

Differently Qualified and Support role salary ranges

Residential Support Workers£27,993- £31,716
Assistant Practitioners
Residential Waking Night Support Worker
£31,155 – £35,298
AYSE (Qualifying Year) 
Residential Care Officer Shift
Leads
£35,298 – £41,348

Annual Leave entitlement

Starting at 26 days and rising to 36 days dependent on what grade your career is at and your continuous service. In additional you are entitled to Bank Holidays that fall on your normal working day.

Flexible working options

A modern digital strategy and investment in our IT infrastructure; provision of phones, laptops and other devices allows us to create an agile workforce that can work in a flexible / hybrid way in a range of locations throughout the borough as well as remotely, where suitable. This approach allows for a focus on activity and outcome-based working, collaboration and empowering staff.

Our other flexible work options can include annualised hours, compressed hours, flexitime, home working, job sharing and flexi break schemes.

Vibrant Borough in the Heart of London

Southwark is in the heart of London and is amazingly diverse; so many different languages can be heard as you walk around the borough. We have an enormous range of culture, arts, and parks to enjoy. Southwark has excellent transport links and access to central London and the South East.

The multi-cultural and diverse borough and this is reflected in our workforce. Southwark council is committed to ensuring we are inclusive and actively challenge inequalities and discrimination through our Southwark Stands Together and Workforce Race Equality Standards.

Travel Schemes

Southwark Council are passionate about environmentally friendly forms of transport. We have a cycle to work and cycle loan scheme, and interest-free season ticket loans. We also offer essential car users parking permits and access to pooled oyster cards for work related travel.

Creative spaces and modern offices

Our Adult Social Care staff are located in modern buildings based in Tooley Street (near to London Bridge), Queens Road (Peckham) and Castlemead (Camberwell).

Stable and Supportive Leadership and effective partnership working with access to a range of specialist services

Adult Social care teams in Southwark remain small, with supportive managers and manageable caseloads.
Managers offer regular 1:1 supervision as well as reflective team environments for practice discussions and informal learning. We also have a Principal Social Worker and Principal Occupational Therapist, both who champion social care practice. Our services work closely with a range of partners across Health, Housing, Education, Community and Voluntary sectors.

Opportunities for Personal and Career Development

We take pride in our employees reaching their full potential and will support your development needs. We offer excellent training and career pathways with a proven history of internal progression, opportunities to move across services and gain a broad range of experience.

We have an established AYSE programme and have developed a new apprenticeship pathway for social work and occupational therapy. There are a range of professional development and continuing professional development opportunities, including to train as practice educators, Best Interest Assessors (BIA) and Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHP).

Supportive Environment with a commitment to Staff Wellbeing

We offer a range of council-wide wellbeing initiatives and resources such as our Occupational Health Service, our Employee Assistance Programme with free advice 24/7, as well as counselling sessions and support with issues such as work, home life, legal, caring, debt, health and wellbeing.

 

We also offer a Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) health plan. HSF is a not for profit organisation that provides medical cash plans subsidised by the council which allows you to claim back health, dental, Optical and physiotherapy costs. Via an Eye Care Scheme, we also provide free eye tests and support for Display screen equipment (DSE).  Staff are able to access a range of savings and benefits via the Proud to Care rewards scheme.

 

We offer a number of wellbeing tools such as the Headspace app and access to free timed swim and gym sessions.  We have active staff networks, including EMPower Network (for Black and Global Majority staff), a Women’s Network, LGBTQ+ Network, NCompass Disability Network, Southwark Christian Network.

 

We have improved Family Friendly contractual policies; including additional support employees who are parents of babies born prematurely by signing up to the Employer with a Heart charter from the charity The Smallest Things. Our polices also include our Foster Friendly Policy and a commitment to maternity and paternal leave.

You Can Apply Now

flexibility, growth and results for your career

We pride ourselves in the progression we offer to people coming and joining our organisation. Please look at our current roles and see if there is one that would suit you.

Connect with us

Southwark Council, 2nd Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TZ

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Group 61

Pauline

Director of Adult Social Care