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AST Social Worker

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/270960
  • Published: Thu 15/02/2024, 15:23 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/03/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,264 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

An Excellent Opportunity…

Brent Is A Tremendously Vibrant London Borough Where The Iconic Arch Of Wembley Stadium Dominates The Skyline. Spanning Both Inner And Outer London, It Is A Borough Of Huge Contrasts In Terms Of Its Economic, Environmental, Ethnic And Social Make Up. Brent’s Diversity Is Evident To All Who Visit Our Borough And Our Long History Of Ethnic And Cultural Diversity Has Created A Place That Is Truly Unique And Valued By Those Who Live And Work Here.
The Council Is Pursuing A Far-Reaching Transformation Agenda That Better Meets The Needs Of Our Community So It Is An Exciting Time To Join Us.
The Post
  • Provide An Excellent Social Work Service Which Will Enable Our Children And Young People To Fulfil Their Potential And Achieve Positive Outcomes. 
  • Ensure That The Voice Of The Child Is Always Heard And That The Views Of Our Young People Are At The Heart Of All Of Our Case Planning.
  • Creating Genuine Partnerships With Parents Or Carers. 
  • Working In Partnership With Other Agencies To Provide Effective And Coordinated Child Care Services.

The Person 

We Are Looking For A Social Worker Who:

  • Is Dynamic, Young People Centred And Is Experienced, In Child Protection, CIN, LAC And Court Processes.
  • Can Provide A High Quality Social Work Service For Children And Families In Line With Statutory Requirements And Departmental Policies And Procedures.
  • Can Provide High Quality Child And Family Assessments In Relation To Children In Need, Those Who Require Protection Or Those Who Are Looked After By The Local Authority. 
  • Can Provide Effective Case Plans For All Children On Your Caseload And Amend These When Necessary. To Regularly Monitor And Review The Progress Of Young People. 
  • Can Keep Up To Date And Accurate Records Using The Appropriate Information Technology.
  • Can Produce High Quality Written And Verbal Reports To A Range Of Professional And Legal Forums. 
  • Can Make Professional Decisions Which Comply With Departmental Policies And Procedures And Contribute To The Priorities Framework.    


  • Dealing With A Range Of Child Social Work Cases 
  • Dealing With More Complex Social Work Cases
  • Dealing With Families Taking Legal Action
  • Ability To Write In A Clear, Concise Manner With Appropriate Grammar, Style And Language For The Reader.
  • Ability To Write Reports That Are Clear, Complete, Analytical, Focused And Easily Understood. ·
  • Ability To Keep Accurate Records In Line With Policy Or Access To Records By Service User. 
  • Demonstrate That Social Work Practice Focuses On Positive Outcomes For Individual Children And Young People.
  • Ability To Persevere With Difficult Or Time-Consuming Jobs, Overcoming Obstacles And Setbacks, In Order To See Tasks Through To Completion. 
  • Ability To Influence, Convince Or Impress Others In A Way That Results In Agreement, Acceptance Or Behaviour Change. 
  • Ability To Interpret And Apply The Children In Need Assessment Framework. 
  • Ability To Assess In A Non-Discriminatory Way The Needs Of Children And Their Families From All Sections Of The Community And To Develop And Implement, In Partnership With Families And Other Professionals, Effective Plans. 
  • Ability To Prioritise A Case Load / Work Load, To Be Able To Use Line Management Supervision Appropriately, To Understand Its Purpose And Importance And To Be Able To Work As An Effective Member Of A Social Work Team.


  • DipSW, CQSW Or Equivalent Qualification.  
  • Successful Completion Of ASYE
Closing Date: Sunday 3 March 2024 (23:00)

Additional Information 

If You Are Interested In Applying For This Job, Please Start By Clicking The "Apply Now" Button Below. You Must Provide A Supporting Statement As Part Of Your Application That Clearly Shows How You Meet The Criteria On The Person Specification. We Will Accept A CV In Support Of Your Application, However, You Should Still Provide A Supporting Statement.

Brent Council Values The Diversity Of Its Community And Aims To Have A Workforce That Reflects This And Therefore Encourage Applications From All Sections Of The Community. We Positively Encourage All Applicants To Self-Identify Their Characteristics In The Diversity Survey Section In The Application.

We Are Committed To Safer Recruitment And Safeguarding And Promoting The Welfare Of Children And Young People And Expect All Staff And Volunteers To Share This Commitment. Applicants Should Be Aware That Posts Working With Children, Young People And Vulnerable Adults Are Subject To An Enhanced DBS Check As Well As Other Employment Clearances.

The Information We Collect From You Will Be Shared With Cifas Who Will Use It To Prevent Fraud, Other Unlawful Or Dishonest Conduct, Malpractice, And Other Seriously Improper Conduct. Further Details Of How Your Information Will Be Used By Us And Cifas And Your Data Protection Rights, Can Be Found Here.

Brent Has A Positive Approach To Flexible Working.
As A Disability Confident Employer Brent Welcomes Applications From People With All Disabilities, Including “Non-Visible” Disabilities And Mental Health Conditions. We Will Interview Any Disabled Applicant Who Meets The Essential Criteria. If You Require Reasonable Adjustments To Be Made To Any Part Of The Recruitment Process Due To Your Disability, Please Contact Us On  Recruitment@Brent.Gov.Uk
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/270960
  • Published: Thu 15/02/2024, 15:23 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/03/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,264 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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