Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
The Council is embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise the way we work and reduce our carbon footprint. In April 2019 we moved to Hounslow House, a new landmark building located in Hounslow town centre, our new technology will enable staff to work remotely and flexibly to improve the service we provide to residents and to help our staff achieve a better work/life balance.
We are currently looking for a qualified/newly qualified social worker to join our Late Entry Team (working with LAC 14-18 years old both unaccompanied minors and indigenous YP)
The London Borough of Hounslow is committed to delivering safe, effective services to our looked after children and young people. We are looking for a social worker who is motivated and can deliver services to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child and young person.
You’ll find the work highly varied and interesting and you’ll be supported by like-minded professionals who work closely together to ensure continuity of service and quality outcomes for our looked after children.
London Borough of Hounslow is focused on valuing & recognizing staff’s contribution and offering them opportunities to grow and develop. You will be provided with high quality supervision from experienced managers whose doors are open and who are accessible. In addition you will have access to high quality training opportunities to assist your professional development.
Newly qualified social worker will benefit for the ASYE programme and the experienced social worker will value the challenge provided by peer led group supervision sessions.
- To undertake assessments of the needs of looked after or previously looked after young people taking into account their views, and to ensure that a clear care plan/pathway plan is in place which has been discussed and agreed by the young person.
- To undertake age assessments and human rights assessment in relation to unaccompanied minors. To support such young people access appropriate service and support.
- To work towards rehabilitation of young people back into the care of their parents or appropriate family/friends, if this is in their best interest.
- To work collaboratively with professionals from both within the Children’s Services Division and other multi‑disciplinary services to ensure:
- That young people are not excluded, and their needs are being met.
- Life chances of looked after young people are promoted including their educational, physical and emotional health and leisure needs.
- Overall placement stability where relevant.
- Transition to independence is supported.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other professionals in order to ensure that the needs of looked after children are met.
- Demonstrable ability to analyse risk and to make and execute appropriate plans and interventions.
- Excellent assessment and analytical skills and an ability to write coherent, comprehensive, accurate and analytical statutory reports and assessments.
- Ability to work within specified statutory timescales and consistently meets deadlines
Essential for the Role
- Degree/Diploma in Social Work
- Registration with the Social Work England (SWE)
- Enhanced DBS check is required.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the employee specification.
If you would like an informal conversation regarding the position please contact Donna. Howard @hounslow.gov.uk or 020 8583 4539
Closing Date: 5th June 2020