Camden- Qualified Social Worker- Child in Need Team

Posted 30 April 2024
Salary Up to £37 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameJames Jackson

Job description

Qualified Social Worker - Camden - Children in Need Team

About Camden: 'Camden' is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study, and visit. Because we're not just home to UK's fast-growing economy. We're home to the most important conversations happening today. And we're making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here's where you can help decide a better future for us all. We are currently seeking an experienced Social Worker to cover a maternity leave, helping to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people.

About the role: This is an opportunity to be part of a thriving and dynamic service, working in the areas of Children in Need (Family Intervention Team - FIT), working collaboratively with our partners across the integrated service. You will work with social networks, families, or communities, as well as individuals, and help to develop supportive relationships. You will undertake a broad range of work with children in need, children on a child protection plan, and their families, by working with them to give additional support and ensure that your assessments, plans and creative interventions are effective in promoting positive outcomes for Children in Need and Children on a Child Protection Plan. You will have the opportunity to work with the proven 'Camden Model of Social Work', which Ofsted described as 'a learning culture, well supported by the use of a systemic model of practice'. You will develop under what Ofsted rated 'outstanding leadership and management' where 'the leadership team have formed a dynamic, professionally fertile environment for Social Workers at all levels of experience to engage with children and families". We take pride in getting it right first time and you will receive the training and support you deserve to help you deliver for this already first-rate service from day one. If you have the commitment, drive and ability to deliver high service standards across the borough, then you are the person we are looking for.

Benefits in this role:

* Supportive team and management
* Flexible working available
* Long term contract
* Progression opportunities

Your main responsibilities include:

* Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate supervision, guidance, and support, reflecting the function of the team and the Vulnerable People Service in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation.
* Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings.
* You will be accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, service user involvement, needs led assessment, critical reflection, and analysis to inform this.
* You will identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations. Undertake safeguarding investigations and deliver protective and/or supportive services for individuals at risk and maintain up to date assessments, care plans and reviews.
* You will be preparing statements of need/care and support plans, in consultation with other agencies as appropriate, that reflect the wishes of the individual and lead to the commissioning of personalised packages of care.
* You will undertake direct work with adults and their families in line with care plans.
* You will work co-operatively with both internal and external colleagues across multi - agency boundaries.

Essential requirements:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* 2 years+ post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs.
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.