Our Social Work offer

Social worker career pathway

Social worker

At Southwark, we aim to always deliver good outcomes for our children, families, adults, social workers, occupational therapists and other professional practitioners.

We know this can only be achieved by investing in our workforce.

Whether you are starting or continuing your professional career at Southwark, we understand that you will need support to thrive.

We have professional apprenticeships for existing staff members who would like to gain a professional qualification in social work or occupational therapy- and sponsored leadership programmes for colleagues who wish to progress into leadership roles

ASYE

Newly Qualified Social Worker / Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

  • Protected caseload with incremental increase at the successful completion of the ASYE
  • Time protected ASYE specific training
  • Time protected self-guided study
  • Significant supervision
  • 1 to 1 Mentoring or Guidance Support
  • Introductory training in systemic, restorative and secure-base practice (Children’s) and Strengths Based Approach in Practice (Adults)
  • ASYE Action Learning Sets or Reflective Practice Groups
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Social Worker

  • Consolidation of practice
  • Consolidation of practice Accredited training in Systemic Practice professional qualification (Children’s)
  • A variety of CPD opportunities including Practice Educator level 1 training
  • Sponsorship for access to accredited courses provided externally
  • Informal mentoring of others * Development of specialisms
  • Facilitating ASYE or student group sessions
Deputy Team manager

Senior Practitioner

  • Practice Educator Level 2
  • Professional Qualification Sponsorship for access to accredited courses provided externally
  • Facilitating practice group supervision
  • Supporting team members
  • Potential to act as ASYE Assessor with support and training *Consolidate specialism
  • Teaching consultancy with partner HEI
  • Best Interests Assessor (BIA) or Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) qualification training (Adults)
  • Potential delegate for the Deputy Team Manager to develop management and leadership skills
Team Manager

Team Manager

  • Management specific training including systemically focused supervision (Children’s)
  • ILM management training opportunities (Children’s and Adults)
  • Delivery of training, department wide in area of specialist interest
  • Teaching consultancy with our HEI partner
  • Supervises senior practitioners and deputy managers
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Deputy Team Manager

  • Practice Educator Level 2
  • Professional Qualification Sponsorship for access to accredited courses provided externally
  • Facilitating practice group supervision
  • Supporting team members
  • Potential to act as ASYE Assessor with support and training *Consolidate specialism
  • Teaching consultancy with partner HEI
  • Best Interests Assessor (BIA) or Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) qualification training (Adults)
  • Potential delegate for the Deputy Team Manager to develop management and leadership skills

Social Worker

Contract Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full-time
Salary: £38,148 - £45,381
Location: Castlemead Estate 232 Camberwell Road London SE5 0ED
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AAD/LD Duty Senior

Contract Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full-time
Salary: £42336 - £49,428
Location: Queens Road SE15 2HP
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flexibility, growth and results for your career

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.

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

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