Careers in adult social care
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment. Our recruitment and selection procedures for all staff are designed to make sure we only hire suitable people.
Newly qualified social workers
If you are newly qualified, you'll find us progressive and supportive and keen to help you develop your confidence and expertise.
Experienced social workers
If you are an experienced or senior social worker, you'll find we are committed to your professional development within jobs that are challenging and filled with variety.
Registering with the HCPC
To practise as a social worker, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Your registration must be regularly updated and the HCPC will contact you before it expires.
You must make sure t your registration is maintained to continue working legally as a social worker.
When a DBS re-check is carried out, the HCPC register will also be checked.
What we offer
supportive management and supervision
excellent post-qualifying and professional development opportunities including Twilight workshops on the latest research-based practice as part of an education partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London
innovative approaches such as Theraplay, ADAM and Secure Base
excellent ASYE programme for newly-qualified social workers
salary sacrifice childcare vouchers
free parking near to work (non-contractual).
Benefits of working at Lewisham
Local Government Pension Scheme
Both employee and employer contributions, including tax-free lump sum, ill health, redundancy and death benefits.
Starting at 26 days a year, as well as public holidays, with increases to 31 and 34 days after five and 10 years' continued service.
35 hours a week.
Family friendly policies
Covering maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
A range of interest-free employee loans.
Housing in the borough
If you can't afford to buy your own home or rent a good quality home on the open market then the Home Buy service may be able to direct you to options available.