SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Social Worker
Waltham Forest’s Families Directorate, SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability service 0-25y) has big ambitions for the future – and is a place where you can realise yours.
If you are a dedicated and creative experienced Social Worker looking to make your mark, develop your career and improve the lives of children, young adults and their families, our forward-thinking Families Directorate should be your next career destination. Join us and share your experiences working with children and young adults from 0-25y. We are a supportive, challenging and inspirational team, striving towards the shared purpose of achieving independence, choice and the best possible results for our service users. Join us and you will help us to become a centre of excellence and best practice, building on the strong foundations we have laid. In return for your hard work, we will give you the time and active support you need to make a difference. Promoting creativity is at the heart of our agenda to develop Social Work, and means you will be encouraged to share ideas, bring about positive change and strive to continuously improve outcomes for our vulnerable children.
We would like applications from qualified and experienced candidates, who have worked with children and young adults and have experiences of implementing the SEND Reforms/Children and Families Act in practice. For further information about Social Care at Waltham Forest SEND Service, please visit www.ambitious-socialwork.co.uk. If you have any questions about this role, please contact social work manager Jane Munsaka on 0208 496 6503.
This is a rolling advert that is open for six months and interviews will be arranged at monthly intervals.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.
The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council
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