Ealing is a borough of innovation and we are always improving on what we have learned about children’s issues and our services. Ealing is a vibrant West London borough, with excellent transport links and will soon be home to five cross rail stations. Ealing has a high rate of permanent staff, offers a wide range of training opportunities and a career progression scheme to promote and support staff development.
•committed to making a visible difference to the lives of Ealing children and their families
•a qualified, Social Work England registered social worker
•an ambitious social worker with the skills and experience to deliver the highest standards of professional practice.
What can Ealing offer you?
•an exciting opportunity to develop your career within a supportive, well organised structure
•high-quality individual and group supervision within a stimulating learning environment
•on-going personalised training and development opportunities
•access to a wide range of high-quality resources to support children and their families
•an excellent benefits package with a range of innovative programmes to help you look after your health and well-being.
What we are looking for?
•we are looking for ambitious, professional, conscientious social workers with differing levels of experience, to join our social care teams
•you will be a team player too – working with colleagues in a range of disciplines, sharing knowledge, and providing support and advice to deliver the best possible outcomes for local children and their families
•someone who will flourish working in a diverse community and be eager to explore new and emerging areas of social work practice.
Applications are welcome for social workers who have completed their ASYE year through to senior social workers.
There are positions available in:
Ealing Children’s Integrated Response Service (ECIRS) the single point of entry for all enquiries regarding the welfare of a child or young person in Ealing. A multi-agency service led by a social care team manager, it is staffed by deputy managers, social workers, family support workers and information and advice officers who ensure that assessments are carried out, are appropriate, planned, delivered and reviewed to meet the assessed need. ECIRS also encompasses the MASH (Multi-Agency Support Hub) which involves staff from social care, health and the Police sharing and risk managing Police referrals.
Multi Agency Support Team (MAST). We have three area office-based teams including two specialist teams; pre-birth and adolescent. MAST undertake assessments and provide services to children subject to CIN and CP Plans. Some initial court work is also involved. The teams work with children from 0-18 years. You will work in small pods of social workers, clinical psychologists and family support workers, assisted by a manager, to deliver high quality services to children and families in Ealing.
Supportive Action for Families in Ealing (SAFE). We have two area-based teams in Acton and Greenford. SAFE is a multi-disciplinary service at the forefront of Ealing’s early intervention offer. SAFE brings together professionals from social work, domestic violence, education, parenting and mental health backgrounds; offering a range of preventative and early help interventions to ensure better long-term outcomes for families.
In return, Ealing will give you the time and support you need to make a difference with regular supervision being a key priority. We believe that our training, development and support are of a high standard and regularly commended by staff in Ealing.
This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.
Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
This role is subject to Ealing’s enhanced vetting process.
If you would like to discuss roles in SAFE or MAST before applying, please email the SAFE strategy manager, Angie Dennison at firstname.lastname@example.org or for ECIRS or MAST head of children in need, Sharon Scott at email@example.com
Please refer to the attached role profiles for details of the requirements for these positions.
If you are interested in any of these roles, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please advise if you are applying for a social worker or senior social worker grade.