Supervising Social Worker

London (Greater)
£35,208 - £40,840
03 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

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We are looking to appoint a dynamic Supervising Social Worker in our Fostering Team. You will have responsibility for the supervision preparation, training, support and review of foster carers offering placements to Looked After Children.

You will also be required to participate in the Fostering Team’s duty rota over a number of days each month. In addition to this you will have the opportunity to participate in various other team activities such as delivering support groups or training to carers.

You will be an experienced and exceptional candidate who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, can work both independently and collaboratively and find a better and more economical way of doing things.

We want people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

So if you’re full of ideas, enthusiasm and hard-working values, then consider a career with one of London’s leading councils.

The Fostering Team works closely with the Looked After Children and Care Leaver service and the Adoption and Permanence teams.

In our January 2013 OFSTED Inspection the Fostering Service was judged to be a good service with Outstanding features for Outcomes for Children and Quality of Service. The successful candidate will have the following:

* You will have 2 years post-qualification experience as a social worker, preferably within a Fostering team environment, with good investigative and analysis skills.

*You will have extensive experience in the supervision preparation, training, support and review of foster carers offering placements to Looked After Children.

*It is desirable that you have experience of completing assessments, preferably Form F assessments.

*You will possess a sound knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children particularly the Children Act 1989, Fostering Service Regulations 2011, National Minimum Standards and other relevant guidance and standards.

*Being good at negotiation and having the ability to deal with conflict, hostility and vulnerability is paramount.

*An expert practitioner, positive about the work and the development of the team and service will succeed in this role.

*You must hold a Diploma in social work or equivalent qualification and be HCPC registered.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Additional information

Camden Council is committed to diversity. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community and welcome applications from candidates from a BME background in particular as they are under-represented at this level.

Camden has a strong flexible working ethos and believes in focusing on outcomes. Through taking this approach we welcome flexible working including a commitment to regular home working with technology to support this, job sharing and part time arrangements.

Camden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Closing date for applications: Thursday 19th April 2018 23:59.

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 170000EP

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are (19th March, 16th April and 21st May 2018.)