Ealing Council


Job Details

Job Title

Social Worker

Job reference


Date posted


Application Closing date


Job type

Full Time

Salary package

£34,209 - £45,834 pa (inclusive) Grade 9 to 12 (dependent on experience)

Job description

In Ealing’s children’s services our Brighter Futures practice model is informed by our values and brings together key ideas from relationship and trauma-informed research, theory and practice. We have a strong focus on relationships and purposeful partnership in our work. We aim to build empathic, respectful, and trusting relationships with each other and with the children and families we support to bring about positive change.

Ealing is vibrant and the third most ethnically diverse London borough, (84% of pupils of minority ethnic origin compared to 34% nationally) and we are committed to practising social work in an anti-discriminatory way which is equitable, inclusive and values the diversity of those who access our services and our staff.

Ealing Council 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.

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 have good communication skills and a good understanding of children and young people’s needs.

We have positions available in the following areas:

  • Ealing children’s integrated response service (ECIRS)
  • Multi agency support team (MAST)
  • Supportive action for families in Ealing (SAFE). We have two area-based teams in Acton and Greenford (fixed-term position available only)
  • Court team
  • Children with disabilities.

Applications are welcome for social workers who have completed their ASYE year through to senior social workers.

Are you?

  • 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
  • Our young people tell us that you need to be a great listener, as they want to shape their services and how we deliver them
  • You will be team focused 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.

What Ealing Council will offer you

  • A competitive salary up to £45,834 pa (inclusive) depending on your experience
  • A relational, engaging, and supportive leadership and management team focused on developing you in your role so we can meet the needs of our children
  • A strong drive and commitment from leaders to better work / life balance and being able to work from home / remotely and in the office on a duty rota during COVID
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities within a supportive working environment
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Up to 30 days holiday entitlement
  • Regular high-quality individual and group supervision within a stimulating learning environment
  • Access to a wide range of high-quality resources to support children and their families (including access to clinical psychology case consultation in the MAST, Connect to Children in Care and Leaving Care services).

For a summary of further benefits available to employees please visit Working for Ealing Council – Ealing council.

In Ealing Council we place a high level of importance on the development of our managers and leaders as we think this is key to improving outcomes for children and young people. Ealing Council is proud of having a stable permanent leadership team. This is built on by our innovative managers/leaders practice development programme which ensures effective career progression and provides safety and confidence in our social work teams.

For an informal discussion before applying, please email Caroline Horsley via horsleyc@ealing.gov.uk.

How to apply

Please do not click on the Apply button (on the Ealing website only). If you wish your application to be considered please refer to the attached role profiles for details of the requirements for these positions and advise if you are applying for a social worker or senior social worker grade and which team(s) you are interested in joining.

Please submit your CV and supporting statement to horsleyc@ealing.gov.uk.

Your supporting statement should include why you have chosen the area you wish to work in, what skills and expertise you bring to the role, and address the numbered criteria from the person specification on the relevant role and provide examples of how you meet each criteria. Please number each example to match the number of the criteria outlined on the person specification.

The role profile that you refer to will depend on your level of experience. Grades 9 and 10 are for social worker positions and grades 11 and 12 are for senior social workers.

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 Council 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 Council’s enhanced vetting process.

Children’s Services team information

Grade 9 role profile

Grade 10 role profile

Grade 11 role profile

Grade 12 role profile

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