Social Workers – Adolescent Service, All levels required

Have you got the passion and drive to make positive changes in the lives of adolescents? We have opportunities for Social Workers to join Croydon to help shape the future of children’s services

There has never been a greater focus on children’s services in Croydon than right now, making it an exciting place to take the next step in your social work career. We are on a journey of improvement and transformation, developing and building a model that will make young people’s lives safer.

Adolescent Services brings together services for young people including those who go missing and are vulnerable to exploitation including criminal and sexual exploitation. Our teams include social workers, youth workers and analysts who are focussed on achieving positive outcomes in a borough that has significant challenges including gangs and serious youth violence. We are committed to doing things differently, taking into account current research and best practice, and are looking for people who want to be part of this journey.

You will work with your Team Manager and colleagues, looking at new and innovative ways to address adolescent risk both within and outside of the home, building relationships with our partners, our families and carers so the voices of our young people are heard.

You must be HCPC registered and have completed their ASYE

For you, this investment means you will have the opportunity to grow your skills and develop your career as well as make your mark by helping to shape the way we support children and families.

Our offer to you;

Grade 11-12 (£37,842 – £42,681)*

Grade 14 (£43,590 – £45,585)*

* In addition to the annual salary there will be a welcome payment of £3,000 (paid at 6 months with a 24 month tie in) and a further £3,000 retention package (£1,500 to be paid at 12 months and £1,500 to be paid at 20 months service)


31 days’ annual leave

Development opportunities

Support practitioners in undertaking Practice Educator training

Laptop/Phone with agile work practice

A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%

A core skills training & Learning Development programme

Most of all what makes Croydon special is our people – both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.

Social_Worker_Grade 11 and 12_Role Profile

To apply for the Social worker role, please click here


To apply for the Advanced social worker role, please click here