Outstanding Bexley’s Open Day for Children’s Social Workers
08th November 2019

Outstanding Bexley’s Open Day for Children’s Social Workers

Social workers looking to join a local authority with an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating are invited to an open recruitment event in the London Borough of Bexley on Thursday 21 November from 2.30–6pm.

The event is the chance to learn more about children’s services in the borough, speak to current social work staff, tour the much-admired Civic Offices and find out about opportunities for career progression.

Qualified social workers that attend will be offered the opportunity of an interview. Newly qualified social workers will be welcome to come along on the open day. They can also be offered the choice of an assessment centre date in January.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with staff and managers about how Bexley offers –

  • Low caseloads to enable time to work well with children, young people, and families
  • Signs of Safety Practice model- strengths and relationship-based social work
  • Extensive in-house training offer, including coaching
  • Career progression opportunities

There are currently vacant positions in referral and assessment, family support and child protection, and looked after children teams.

“We have a fantastic team here in Bexley who are all proud to work for an ‘outstanding’ authority,” said Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Philip Read. “We make sure that our staff have every opportunity for progression and regular staff conferences provide a perfect chance for colleagues to learn and share together. We pride ourselves on our Social Work Academy Model that supports and develops newly qualified social workers as they start their career.

“I’d encourage anyone interested in bringing their experience to Bexley to come along in November or contact us for more information. It really is a  great place to work and we are committed to helping and supporting our social workers and that includes capping caseloads at a level that enables our team to work effectively.”

To register your interest in the event or to find out more send your CV to prostandardqateam@bexley.gov.uk

Candidates who would be interested in an interview on the day should bring along identification and their CV.

Find out more about opportunities in social services in Bexley at https://bexleysocialcarecareers.wpcomstaging.com/