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Ealing Council - Senior Social Worker - Child Locality

  • Location

    Ealing, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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This role will be;

To work as a part of a departmental/multi-disciplinary team providing consistent, timely, quality and cost effective child protection, safeguarding and social work services to the children, young people and families of Ealing.

To improve outcomes for children and young people, enabling them to have security, stability and to be safeguarded in all aspects of their lives..

To maintain high standards of professional practice and to be responsible for social work provision in accordance with the legislative and regulatory framework and departmental guidance and procedure.


To carry out the most complex needs assessments of children and their families (taking into account their views) where there are high levels of risk and compounded difficulties/issues. Can also include foster carers and other extended family members. To take a lead role in co-ordinating other professionals to provide specialist assessments. As a result of these assessments, to recommend appropriate action or services to meet the children's needs.

To undertake supportive and preventative work with individuals and families including supporting a family to maintain caring for a child at home as well as supporting children who are looked after and their carers. This may also include providing support to foster carers employed by Ealing. Providing the highest level of support to families with complex needs and possibly with specialist knowledge/expertise in a particular area - for example, substance misuse, mental health, adoption and fostering.

To undertake regular visits as required to families, foster carers and young people looked after by Ealing.

In consultation with management and with relevant panel agreement throughout, to take a lead role (at times supporting other less experienced Social Workers) and the necessary action to arrange alternative care for children in need who cannot continue to be cared for within the community and without the intervention of the department.

To work with children who are looked after by the department or referred by outside agencies and to work towards rehabilitation wherever appropriate. To work in partnership with families and all other parties involved in a child's life to develop care plans that meet the needs of children and young people. Utilise professional expertise to enable children to be supported either at home or in placement.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.