Social Worker / Senior Social Workers
Initial Consultation and Advice Team
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, London
We want to appoint exceptional candidates to the role of Senior Social Worker in the Contact and Assessment Service.
Hammersmith and Fulham, rated nationally by Ofsted as one of the top Local Authorities, never stops moving forward. Our ambition is to focus even more on increasing the quality of our practice and the work with children, young people and families in order to sustain positive change. As a department, we promote a highly supportive culture that allows you to do what you do best, encompassing individual mentoring, having manageable workloads and clear developmental opportunities.
The Contact and Assessment team carry out single child and family assessments, initial child protection and court work to safeguard and promote the children in need or at risk. As a Senior Social Worker you will already be an experienced social worker, who practices to consistently high standard and can evidence the ability to manage the most complex cases.
Within the Contact and Assessment Service is the Initial Consultation and Advice Team. This team are the first point of contact for children and families in need of childrens social care services. The team provide in-depth information and form composite views of all contacts relating to children and young people that arrive at Hammersmith. The team work closely with other front-line services in the borough and in close partnership with the police, the Tri Borough Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub and key partner agencies to provide a quality and responsive service to residents, partners and stakeholders.
You’ll be responsible for providing quality checks, gathering information from various sources, forming recommendations based on a multi-agency risk assessment framework and progressing these accordingly.
A qualified Social Worker; you are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You have experience in dealing with child protection enquiries, completing duty assessments and managing timescales. What’s more, you have in-depth knowledge of delivering children’s services, including a good grasp of the issues and legislation involved.
Ready for new challenges and a rewarding role?
For an informal discussion regarding the Initial Consultation and Advice Team, please call Khushali Supeda on 020 8753 5540.