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: 30/01/2022

Interview Dates: TBC

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


Harrow Council are currently recruiting for tenacious and methodically minded, Qualified Social Workers to join their ever growing 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. If you have a real interest for Social Stability for our next generation, patience and a driven desire to be an ambassador for change this role may be for you.

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.

Other information

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at


We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ 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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