Social Worker / Senior Social Worker, MASH - G8 - G10

Ref
18987
Vacancy type
Harrow Council
Location
Harrow
Salary
£31,240 - £41,292
Contract type
Permanent
Full/Part-time
Full-time
Hours
36
Start date
ASAP
Closing date
09/06/2019
Description

Harrow Council’s Children and Families Directorate is looking for a Social Worker / Senior Social Worker, MASH to join Children and Families Services team. The post holder will report into the Deputy Team Manager / Team Manager, Children and Young People Service and will be responsible for completing  assessments for children in need, 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.

The post holder will also be responsible for the assessment, planning, monitoring and review functions for all allocated children and families.

The post holder will have a caseload which will consist of a number of children and families, including children in need support, those in need of protection and children looked after, requiring a statutory service.

In addition, the post holder will ensure an outcome-focused approach that puts children and families at the centre of our services and improve outcomes for children through earlier and more holistic intervention, integrated multidisciplinary delivery, and effective partnership working.

To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of principles and processes of Family Group Conferences
  • Have a recognised Social Work qualification (e.g. CQSW, Dip SW or equivalent).
  • FGC Qualification
  • Sound knowledge of current policy and legislation related to children and young people especially the Children Act 1989, the Children Act 2004, Assessment Framework, Working Together 2010, Change for children, Every Child Matters, Care Matters and Public Law Outline
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of risk assessment with families with multiple disadvantages
  • Detailed knowledge/understanding of the implications of relevant legislation and guidance for child protection and child care
  • Experience of effective management of complex meetings, including those with professionals, parents and children
  • Extensive professional experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, relating to complex case issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and with a range of audiences

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

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

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