Social Worker (Children in Care)

Location:

38-46 STATION ROAD, London

Closing Date:

21 Aug 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: SWC

Salary: £33988 – £45628 per annum

Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022

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 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

We are looking to recruit highly motivated social workers passionate about long-term  work with children and young people who are in our care.  Candidates should have excellent skills in developing and sustaining relationships to support, promote and create change for our children and young people, improving on their outcomes and lives.

we need social workers who can:

  • To deliver a high-quality social work service to children and young people in care, working in partnership with their families and other statutory and third sector organisations.
  • To work with children in care and their families to secure stable, safe permanent care arrangements.
  • To undertake Corporate Parent Responsibility, robustly implementing the identified needs of the children and young people within their care plan.
  • To undertake child protection and safeguarding enquiries, assessment work with children and young people within our care, meeting their holistic needs.
  • Progress and achieve permanence for all children and young people through adoption, special guardianship or long-term foster care, undertake court work, including preparation of quality statements.
  • To participate in team and other service meetings and activities as appropriate.

Main Responsibilities

  1. To undertake Assessments within the required timescales in accordance with the Framework.
  2. To assess and identify levels of risk and need and deliver protective or supportive service for children in care.
  3. To formulate and implement care plans by working in partnership with parents, families, and colleagues from other agencies to effect better outcomes for children with care plans.
  4. To produced quality courts statements and when required, give evidence in court on behalf of the Local Authority.
  5. To promote the welfare of children in need regarding their age, sex, health, race, religion, culture, and life experience as appropriate.
  6. To provide verbal and written reports to panels, child looked after reviews, child protection conferences, strategy meetings, & planning meetings.
  7. To maintain and develop up to date relevant skills and knowledge of current legislation, policy, and social work practice.
  8. To use information technology systems to carry out duties.
  9. To take responsibility for managing an individual caseload, having regard to the relative needs of all service users, and ensuring an effective use of time and resources.
  10. To attend and actively make use of supervision and performance appraisal.
  11. To contribute through team meetings and organizational events to the development of the service.
  12. To maintain accurate and up to date electronic case records in line with policies and procedures
  13. To ensure that all expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded, and that cases with financial packages are regularly monitored and reviewed.
  14. To act as duty office on a rota basis and as required by line management.
  15. To report any concerns about abuse or malpractice by colleagues in line with the Council’s Whistle Blowing Policy.
  16. To ensure that all legislation and local council polices regarding Health and Safety are adhered to.
  17. These activities may be varied from time to time to meet the changing needs of the service.

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Understanding, knowledge and ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliance with Health and Safety at Work, Data Protection and other statutory requirements.
  2. Understanding and commitment to promoting and implementing the Council’s Equal Opportunities policies.
  3. Knowledge and experience of using IT.

To undertake any other temporary responsibilities aligned with the overall purpose and grade of the role.

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