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Qualified Social Worker - C&F Court Lambeth Council

Qualified Social Worker - C&F Court Lambeth Council

  • Location

    Lambeth, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £38 - £39 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

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  • Job ref:

    Ben - Court_1652795177

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Lambeth Council are looking for a Qualified Social Worker to join their Children's Court Service.

The Role: As a Social Worker in our Family Support and Child Protection Service you will: - Work with children and families who are being supported on Child in Need and Child protection plans - Have a caseload of 16-18 children - lower than the average Inner London Borough caseload. - Work with families in the court arena; completing timely, high-quality court reports - Organise and chair multi professionals meeting - CIN review and core groups - Complete and record visits in line with agreed timescales - Regularly review the work you are doing with families with timely review meetings and up-to-date plans. What Lambeth has to offer: - Lambeth promotes Systemic approaches to working with families and communities. By embedding systemic values in our innovative Children at the Heart of Practice framework, we are inspiring, resourcing and enabling social workers to undertake impactful relationship-based practice. - We are based in a modern office in buzzing Brixton, very well connected to public transport. We continue to adopt a hybrid way of working, at home and in the office. - Agency staff have access to 90% of Lambeth's extensive training offer. - A supportive environment: o You will be part of a small team (6 social workers) o Be supported by an advanced practitioner. Have regular group supervision o Have the opportunity to practice in a reflective way with access to our reflective spaces facilitated by trained systemic therapists. Who we are looking for: - We are looking for social workers who share our values. Social workers who understand the importance of building strong collaborative relationships, are reflective, dedicated, and focus on great practice that makes a real difference to the children and families we support. - We want outstanding social workers who years experience of front-line child protection social work i.e. court / CP / CIN / CLA - You will have excellent written and verbal skills with experience of writing good quality court statements / child and family assessments / Child in Need Plans / Child Protection Plans. - We are particularly interested in social workers who understand contextual harm and are confident in working with contextual safeguarding approaches. - Social workers who have good knowledge of systemic principles and Signs of Safety will do well in Lambeth. - Experience of working with a range of risk indicators; domestic abuse, substance misuse, ill mental health, neglect, physical Abuse, child exploitation - Ability to work in a team and on own initiative whilst managing your own time effectively.