Social Worker – Court Team






£33,418 - £44,860

Closing Date:

19 Sep 2021

Job description

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. 

About The Service

Social Workers required to work within the Court Team of the Children in Care service. Haringey Council has been through a journey of improvement over the past ten years, with continued aspirations to fulfil the first corporate priority of enabling every child the best start in life. The borough of Haringey is unique with diverse children and families, we are looking for social workers that are ready for a fresh challenge, with the ability to make a real difference to the residents of Haringey.

About You

Experienced social work professionals with 2 years post qualifying experience, preferably in a similar setting. The successful candidates will join supportive colleagues whose core business relates to care proceedings and onward planning for children who are not able to return to their family of origin. The skill base required centres on excellent report writing skills and the ability to provide quality assessments with confidence. Court Team social workers will provide evidence in care proceedings as the expert witness on behalf of the local authority. We are committed to “signs of safety” and need exceptional social workers who are committed to embedding this model of working. The structure of the court service includes three Court Teams, three senior practitioners and fourteen social workers managed by the deputy head of service of Children in Care.

Our Offer

Haringey Council value the staff we employ; we will support you to progress your career through the management structure of the Council. Team managers will provide on-going personal development through supervision. Haringey Council offers £2000 retention payments after 18 months of service. The retention payments are paid to experienced qualified social workers and are subject to conditions.


Closing Date: Sunday 19th September 2021


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