Social Worker, Senior Social Worker – First Response Team - G8-G10


Job Title: Social Worker/Senior Social Worker

Team: First Response Team (Children’s Access Services)

Salary: G8 – G10 £31,240 - £41,292 Plus £1,500 annual market supplement p.a.

Plus essential car allowance and car parking space

Contract type: Permanent, full time

Come and be part of our new, exciting team - help forge our success from the very start, ensuring our children and families are assessed promptly and receive the right service the first time, after assessment. Our First Response Team will operate at the front door with a robust assessment function to assess the needs of the children and families of Harrow. A highly experienced team who work under the evidence based model towards improving the outcomes for children and young people.

As a team, experienced Managers and Social Workers, you will be closely supported by Morning Lane Associates working under a systemic family therapy model to ensure we meet the needs of children and families.    

You’ll be in the right place to see first-hand at least 2 of the exciting  workplace initiatives Harrow’s involved with, and benefit from a £1m investment in technology to support our front line workers.

What you will bring:

  • A proven track record, experience of working and managing a caseload of child in need, child protection and assessing complex children and young people’s needs in Children’s Services.
  • Social Work qualification Dip SW, BA (Hons) and/or Masters in Social Work.
  • Enthusiastic to work within a team and independently with a manageable caseload and a good level of opportunities for career progression and training.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build high quality relationship with children and families and across Children’s Services with internal and external partners.
  • Managing a caseload of children in need and child protection
  • Chairing professional meetings and managing plans
  • Conducting S47 risk assessments jointly with partner agencies
  • Presenting cases to child protection conferences
  • Completing Single Assessments within timescales

The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.


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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