Location:RIVER PARK HOUSE
Salary:£33,418 - £44,860
Closing Date:19 Sep 2021
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 are 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 Service
The Safeguarding & Support Service invites applications from qualified and child-focused social workers. The service plays a vital role in continuing the child’s journey when cases are transferred from the Assessment Service and where longer-term involvement is needed.
We are a busy and supportive service working with children and young people subject to child protection and children in need plans including Public Law Outline pre-proceedings work, as well as initiating care proceedings.
Social Workers required to work within the Safeguarding and Support Teams of the Children in Need of Support and Protection 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.
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 will relate to long term child protection. The skill base required centres on excellent report writing skills, and the ability to provide quality assessments. Where required, implementation of child in need plans and supporting the children and families that are subject to statutory child protection measures. Social Workers are required to take a multidisciplinary approach through liaising with partner agencies to ensure that children’s needs are provided efficiently and effectively. You will be required to manage complex cases, while ensuring the voice of the child is heard and recorded consistently. 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 safeguarding teams includes five team managers, five senior practitioners and twenty-four social workers managed by the service manager of safeguarding and support.
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 £2,000 recruitment payment within your first year of employment. Retention payments are made after 18 months of service to the value of £3,000. The retention payments are paid to experienced qualified social workers and are subject to conditions. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, 50 hours a year of personal development training and pension scheme.
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Closing Date: 19th September 2021
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