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Social Worker (Friends and Family Assessment), Permanence Team

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1717
  • Published: Fri 09/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Starting salary: £43,715
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Secondment / Fixed Term – 12 months
Closing date: Tuesday 3rd January 2023, 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

Working in the Permanence Team you will be part of an experienced group of social workers  responsible for completing viability and special guardianship assessments for care proceedings and PLO cases, supporting kinship Regulation 24 and Approve Kinship Foster placements, long-term fostering family finding and matching as well as Special Guardianship Support. Family & Friends Assessing social worker’s offer assessment and support service to family and friends carers, who provide alternative homes for children who are not able to remain in the care of their birth parents. 

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with professionals of every discipline. With a remit spanning the assessment and support of connected persons, you’re guaranteed different challenges every day. The role demands close collaboration and good working relationships across the integrated Care Provisions Service as well as CLA and CIN services to deliver a collaborative approach to child care planning.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

The successful candidate will have demonstrable previous experience working with Foster Carers or Kinship Carers in a community setting. The ideal candidate will have at least two year’s post-qualification Social Work experience and must hold current SWE registration. Given the level of skills and experience required for this role, we are unable to accept applications from Social Workers who are newly qualified and have not completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

You will have gained a wealth of knowledge of undertaking assessments of individual needs and/or risk of designing and implementing care/protection plans, monitoring and reviewing such plans over a period of time and preparing for and giving evidence in care proceedings. You will be able to establish positive and effective working relationships with children, young people and families to ascertain their wishes and engage them in decision making processes to make a real difference to the lives of families within the London Borough of Camden.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9882647/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras S
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1717
  • Published: Fri 09/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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