Location: Vadnie Bish House, 33-43 Caversham Road, London NW5 2DR
Salary: £36,630 - £42,490 per annum
Contract Type: 2x Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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We currently have two fantastic Social Worker job opportunities within the Resources Team. This team is part of an integrated Looked After Children (LAC) service comprising LAC Social Workers, Fostering and Permanence, Virtual School a specialist health team and targeted CAMHS provision.
In this role you will have the opportunity to work with professionals of every discipline. The post holder will operate in a remit of preventing accommodations, supporting kinship placements, identifying foster and residential placements and maintain current placements. The role allows for the practice development of workers skills and knowledge in the complex and interesting area of child care planning from entry to care through to the identification and support for their Permanency plan. The post holder will have two main roles. One, supporting young people either in their families or in placement. Two, identifying placements for Camden’s most vulnerable children.
This demands workers ability to build and sustain relationships with children and young people and their families, work productively with social workers and other professionals and have a good understanding and ability to work with foster carers and residential units.
The successful candidate will hold a Diploma in social work, or equivalent qualification, and you must be Social Work England (previously HCPC) registered.
You will have experience in implementing care packages for young people who are at risk of accommodation or need to be looked after. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in developing needs-led packages of care and provide innovative care packages within budgetary constraints in conjunction with other services provided by the Department and independent agencies.
You will have good working knowledge of making entries on a young person’s file further to visits, meetings. You will have good communication skills both (verbal and written). You will possess the ability to build and sustain robust relationships with children and young people and their families, work productively with social workers and other professionals and have a good understanding and ability to work with foster carers and residential units.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and DBS checks will be undertaken for all successful candidates prior to appointment.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
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Closing date for applications: Tuesday 14 February 2020 23:59
Interviews to be held: W/C 24 February 2020
Please quote reference: 2000001I
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