Why choose us?

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Because relationships matter at Tower Hamlets

At Tower Hamlets, we recognise that social workers do their best work with children and families when they feel valued, are listened to and supported to collaborate both within the organisation and in their practice.

That’s why we’ve committed to restorative practice, a practice model chosen by our social workers that puts relationships at the heart of everything we do.

By joining us, you’ll benefit from the restorative approach in all aspects of your work, as well as a stable and permanent senior leadership team that regularly hold ‘Listening Circles’ with the workforce.

These sessions ensure your views, wishes and feelings are heard and acted upon, allowing us to constantly improve the service we provide to children and families.

Because you’ll be challenged and supported

Social work is a demanding profession. That’s why it’s so important that there’s good support in place to balance the challenges.

In Tower Hamlets, you’ll get to work on a diverse range of cases with children and families facing different situations, including neglect, domestic abuse, poverty and child sexual exploitation. All of which are strategic areas for development for our service.

You’ll be supported to do this through access to training, collaborating with advanced practitioners and specialist services such as our exploitation team, and with regular reflective supervision from your experienced line manager.

Because you’ll be part of a close-knit team

Tower Hamlets promotes the strengthening of team relationships and team cohesion through a number of activities. These include regular team meetings, monthly restorative group supervision sessions and Learning Circles as well as extra-curricular activities like mindfulness sessions and yoga.

Most teams in Tower Hamlets have around eight social workers. This small size allows for good quality relationships to be formed.

Because you’ll have opportunities to innovate and progress

Tower Hamlets offers social workers a well-defined career pathway, to advanced social work practitioner and beyond.

To get you there, we offer a comprehensive training offer, including the option to undertake accredited postgraduate modules through our local university partnership. Or perhaps you have an area of practice that you want to innovate on.

Whatever your ambition, you’ll be supported by our well-established Social Work Academy to reach your goals.

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