Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
Our children deserve the best. In Hillingdon, our Kinship and Permanence Team work hard to ensure that every effort is made for children to live with family members or connected people when they are unable to live with parents. The team completes holistic and child-centred viability assessments, connected person's assessments and Special Guardianship assessments, and supports connected carers whilst children are placed with them.
When children cannot live within their birth family, the team leads the search for well-matched foster families so that children achieve permanence in a timely way.
Our Kinship and Permanence Team works closely with IROs, psychologists, care providers, the virtual school, Cafcass guardians and other multi-agency professionals to ensure that our children receive the highest level of care to achieve the best possible outcomes.
We are looking for Social Workers to join our Kinship Team, who have children's rights inscribed in their hearts and children's aspirations focused in their minds. We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable, skilled social workers who want to invest their energy into achieving better outcomes for our children and their families every day.
- You must have a social work qualification
- You must have at least 12 months' postgraduate experience
- You must be able to evidence a commitment to your own development since qualification
- You must be registered with Social Work England
What we offer
How will we help you develop as a social worker?
- As part of the West London Alliance and West London Teaching Partnership, Hillingdon has a PCF/KSS led training programme to provide all social workers with focused development opportunities.
- You will be surrounded by emotionally intelligent, dedicated social workers and leaders who model a "Children First" ethos. Every conversation you have will enhance your learning.
- You will have regular, reflective supervision and group supervision.
- You will be trained to use risk assessment tools and apply strength-based models of restorative practice to achieve best outcomes for children.
- You will be provided with equipment to assist mobile and flexible working.
- You will receive regular feedback from children and young people about your practice and how it impacts on their lives.
- You will have access to a clear career pathway with opportunity to grow in accordance to your talent and need.