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Experienced Social Worker – Children Services

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2619
  • Published: Thu 08/02/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £46,067 - £49,131 (based on experience)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Salary: £46,067 - £49,131 (based on experience)

Location: 5 Pancras Square / Crowndale Centre

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time: 36 Hours plus Travel Allowance

Closing Date: This is a rolling advert and applications reviewed weekly. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after. Once all positions are filled, the advert will close.


About Camden

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Our residents and communities are at the heart of everything we do. 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.  

Our Children's Prevention, Safeguarding and Family Help Service values are that we put children and families at the heart of our practice, which is the core of systemic practice. 

We use a unique way of working called the Camden Model of Social Work, which is a 'systemic' model of social work, based on strong relationships between social workers and families and informed by their experiences. Find out more about the model of social work here. 

Our staff are central to our success and are involved every step of the way. Their work supports improved outcomes for children, their families, and care leavers.

This is an opportunity to join a thriving & dynamic service with an OFSTED rating of OUTSTANDING.

What You’ll Be Doing

You will be a versatile, agile, and experienced Social Worker. You will have experience in dealing with children, young people and their families with complex needs. Your remit will include taking responsibility for a caseload including child in need work, child protection, where required initiate court proceedings and undertaking a range of duties and responsibilities on behalf of the Department. 

As a Social Worker within Children Service, you will have a manageable caseload comprising of Child protection and children in need cases. 

You will have the skills and ability to undertake complex assessments of children and their families and formulate intervention plans that address the identified needs.

You will provide direct social work intervention to children and families in need, undertaking direct work with children ensuring their views and wishes are obtained and are incorporated into the care planning and intervention provided. 

As a Social Worker supporting and monitoring children in need and those subject to child protection plans, you will be skilled in identifying and addressing risk, and work alongside families to ensure the children’s safety, development and wellbeing are paramount.

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

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/10392868/file/document?inline 

All About You

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'.

We are looking for qualified Social Worker’s with a Degree, Diploma, or equivalent qualification, with at least two years post qualifying experience. And hold a current registration with Social Work England.

The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children, particularly the Children Act 1989 and all legislation related to Children in Need. 

You will have experience of undertaking complex assessments of a child's needs and/or risk; of designing and implementing care/protection plan and completing court work; of monitoring and reviewing such plans over a period of time. 

We would welcome during your application, naming your preferred team choice.

What We Offer

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits. From flexible working to 27 days annual leave (+ bank holidays!). We also know that a work life balance is extremely important so we also offer family leave, loan schemes and access to our incredible staff networks. 

We also have an incredible pensions scheme. 

Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' for more details.

Additional benefits for Social Workers at Camden:

  • Competitive Salary based on experience.
  • Vibrant central London location with excellent transport links
  • Reimbursement of the cost of Social Work England Fees for all qualified social work staff.
  • Payment of a travel allowance equivalent to the cost of a Zone 1 and 2 Travel card - currently £1,628.
  • A comprehensive core social work training offer provided in partnership with the Learning and Development Service.
  • Opportunities for post-qualifying study including The Tavistock Clinic or the Institute of Family Therapy.

If you would like to have an informal conversation or to arrange a time to visit our offices for a walk through, please contact:


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 https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity 

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 Square, London, N1C 4AG,

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.

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2619
  • Published: Thu 08/02/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £46,067 - £49,131 (based on experience)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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