Social Worker (Assessment)



Closing Date:

09 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: SWC
Salary: £38,443 – £50,083 per annum
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week)
Closing Date: Sunday 9th June 2024
Interview Date: Week commencing 17th or 24th June 2024

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

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 up to 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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