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. We will be moving to a new landmark building in 2019 located in Hounslow town centre, and 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. To find out more please visit: http://hounslowciviccentre.org.uk/
About The Team
At the London Borough of Hounslow, we've transformed our Adult Social Care Department by getting 'back to basics' - focusing on the key tasks of Social Work. As part of this, we've recently set up a 0-25 Transition Team within our Education and Early Intervention Services. We're now looking for a Social Worker to be part of this exciting new development - working with Young People with Disabilities aged 0-17 years.
By working closely with children and their families, you'll deliver relevant interventions in order to provide effective safeguarding. That way, you can help ensure their needs are met, while also effecting long-term, positive change that improves their life experiences. You'll also maintain high standards of professional practice, constantly working in the best interests of the people in your care. And you'll constantly carry out high-quality, evidence-based Social Work assessments and support plans that meet the outcomes of young people.
While you'll receive training that covers both Children's and Adults legislation and key policies, it's important you come to us with a Social Work qualification (CQSW, DIPSW or BA). You'll also need to have significant and relevant experience within a statutory Social Work setting focused on children, young adults and their families. In return, we'll offer you the chance to really enhance your career through on-going support, supervision and training. You'll also enjoy a structured career path, joint working with Health colleagues, a whole range of benefits, and be eligible for our Keyworker Housing Scheme.
- Manage a varied caseload including CIN, CP and LAC cases.
- Safeguard Disabled Children.
- Follow policies, procedures and legislation.
- Multi agency working.
- Strong assessment, care planning and report writing skills.
- Ability to competently navigate IT systems.
- Effective communication skills.
- Good organisational and planning skills.
Essential for the Role
- Social Work Qualification.
- Registration with the HCPC.
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 Mandy.ODonoghue@hounslow.gov.uk or 020 8583 3537.
To view the Job Description and Employee Specification please visit our website.
Closing date: 14th September 2018
Interviews will be held during week commencing: 24th September 2018