Social Worker (Assessment)



Closing Date:

28 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: SWC
Salary: £38,443 – £50,083 per annum
Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week)
Closing Date: Sunday 14th April 2024
Interview Date: Week commencing 22nd April 2024

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

As part of the Assessment Service, the role entails providing exceptional casework and services to vulnerable children and families. This involves safeguarding children, promoting their well-being, and striving to enhance their outcomes. Core responsibilities include conducting thorough child and family assessments, as well as section 47 enquiries, in order to accurately evaluate the needs and risks involved. Additionally, the position requires the formulation of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) plans for children subject to Child in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP), and Looked After Children (LAC) statuses, with a focus on facilitating positive development and support.
Maintaining high standards of professional practice is paramount, with a commitment to engaging in regular supervision to ensure continual growth and adherence to best practices. The role operates within a framework that prioritizes the safety and well-being of children, emphasizing the importance of diligent assessment, intervention, and ongoing monitoring to address their unique needs effectively. By integrating a combination of assessment skills, case management expertise, and a dedication to professional development, the individual contributes to the overarching goal of improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families within the Assessment Service.

About You

Candidates for this role must possess a relevant social work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England (SWE). Additionally, a minimum of 12 months of post-qualification experience is required, preferably within a similar setting, ensuring familiarity with the demands and challenges of the role. The ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team is essential, along with a proactive and solution-focused approach to addressing complex social work issues.
Given the nature of the work, candidates should be capable of working under pressure and managing a caseload efficiently, demonstrating resilience and adaptability in dynamic situations. Excellent communication skills are paramount, encompassing both verbal and written forms, to facilitate effective interaction with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders. Overall, the role demands a combination of professional qualifications, practical experience, teamwork abilities, and strong communication skills to navigate the complexities of social work and deliver high-quality services to vulnerable individuals and families.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.



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