Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
The Looked After Children Service is responsible for the overall management of the child's plan for permanence, including child permanence reports and statutory visiting requirements in line with the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations (2010).
We have high aspirations and expect high achievement from our looked after children by promoting and supporting their holistic needs.
We aim to achieve positive outcomes in the key areas of: emotional wellbeing; educational achievements; placement stability; children living in foster placements locally; and reduction on reliance of externally commissioned placements.
We continue to grow, challenge ourselves, our colleagues and our partners to develop with confidence and competence.
We are looking for Social Workers to join our Looked After Children 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 every day.
Successful candidates will:
- Hold a social work qualification
- Have at least 12 months' postgraduate experience
- Be able to evidence a commitment to your own development since qualification
- Be registered with Social Work England
- Have previous experience working with Looked After Children and unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people
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.
This post also attracts an additional £2,000 retention payment.