Description

Social Worker/Senior Social Worker, Children in Need Team

Ref: 18986

Location: Harrow Civic Centre

Directorate: People Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 31/01/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £34,545 - £42,429 plus market supplement of £1500 per annum

Overview

Harrow Council’s Peoples Service and Young Peoples Service team are currently looking to recruit for dynamic and forward thinking Senior Social Workers to join a diverse and progressive Children in Need team.   The successful candidate will be charged with maintaining a manageable caseload and be required to complete assessments for the Children in Need team, including those in need of protection, Children looked after, those subject to public care proceedings and, where directed by the Court, children subject to private law proceedings.   You’ll be part of a friendly, supportive administrative team with an experienced forward thinking management team all looking to achieve a common goal to improve social situations of the service users within the Borough. 

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

We will always want to do more and achieve better for our young people, such is our aspiration. We therefore seek applications from committed professional and dynamic practitioners who have experience in the following: 

  • Have a Social Work Qualification i.e. CQSW, DipSW or equivalent
  • Be registered with the HCPC as a Social Worker
  • Able to pass a clear enhanced DBS check
  • Working knowledge of all statutory duties and responsibilities relating to children and families, including:
  1. Legislation
  2. Regulations and Standards
  3. Government Objectives and Initiatives
  4. National and Common Assessment Framework

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are:

  • Be courageous
    • We are ambitious about what's possible, challenging the status quo and ready to step up and accept a challenge.  
      We make brave decisions to achieve success, delivering on our promises and inspiring others to 'Think Big'.
  • Do it together
    • We build strong, effective relationships across the organisation, sharing our knowledge and breaking down silos.
    • We listen to others opinions to inform decision making and seek opportunities to drive collaboration with those that share our outcome.
    • We value diversity and always treat others with empathy and respect.
  • Make it happen
    • We are outcomes focused, setting clear objectives within a framework and articulating what success looks like.  
    • We are decisive, agile and quick to act.  We know what to do and have the conviction to do it.  
    • We break down barriers and enable others to be more effective.

Other information

  • Support for candidates visit: gov.uk
  • Our behavioural indicators roles below G11and above G11
  • Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'.

Important Note

Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we are happy to be asked. So, if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates... Good luck!

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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