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Social Worker - SGO and Connected Carers

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/274729
  • Published: Wed 20/03/2024, 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 03/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £42,855 - £50,088
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

 The Role:

We are recruiting Social Workers to join our vibrant Special Guardianship and Connected Carers team as part of our Fostering Service. Alongside this team we have two fostering teams within our service.

Support offered includes:

  • Regular supervision with line manager (providing opportunity for reflection and learning).
  • Group supervision to reflect on case dilemmas with the team and clinical practitioner support.
  • Access to in-house and bespoke training.
  • Regular service development days.
  • Community events and specific team away days.

Within this role, you will work with prospective carers for children who may be unable to remain in their current home environment and assess and support these carers to offer stable homes and meet these children’s needs. This will include regular visits and reflection regarding children’s presentation and behaviours linking these to attachment, secure base and trauma related theory. You will assess their capacity to care for these children and manage contact whilst balancing competing relationships or identifying potential difficulties in the future. You will ensure DBS and medicals are completed and work closely with the child’s social worker whilst assessing wider familial support. Providing a recommendation about this carer’s capacity is essential in addition to the legal framework required to sustain the placement plus a detailed plan of support. We have access to in-house and external support for SGO and Connected Carers.

About you:

As a social worker you will be key in ensuring the welfare and assessed needs of those whom we support making sure they are managed in a safe and inclusive way. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and motivated social workers to join our service. You will adopt a strength-based, person centred approach to your work and be able to balance challenging demands whilst growing and developing in your practice.

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

Benefits and more information:

Recruitment timetable

Application closing date: 3 April 2024.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning: 16 April 2024.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

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  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/274729
  • Published: Wed 20/03/2024, 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 03/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £42,855 - £50,088
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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