Social Workers - LAC and Care Leavers

Camden, London (Greater)
£35,913 - £41,657
09 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1BD

Salary: £35,913 - £41,657


Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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The Role


We are looking for three Social Workers who want to make a difference in the lives of young people to join a Looked After Children Team. As well as being a dynamic and emotionally literate social worker, you will have experience in addressing the vulnerabilities of young people who have complex emotional and behavioural needs. You will take responsibility for a wide range of cases including court proceedings.


The Looked After Children's Team is part of an integrated Looked After Children and Care Leavers service comprising a virtual Looked After Children Academy, a specialist health team and targeted CAMHS provision.


The role allows for the development of practice skills and knowledge in promoting emotional resilience, child care planning (from entry into care through to the formulation of permanency plans) direct work with children and parents, addressing substance use in young people and adults, life-story work with young people who are being adopted or are in the care system long term, undertaking parenting assessment in court proceedings. This list is not exhaustive. 


We take pride in getting it right first time and you will obtain training and the support you deserve to help you deliver for this already first-rate service from day one. If you have the commitment, drive and ability to deliver high service standards across the borough then you are the person we are looking for.


We are recruiting for two permanent posts and one fixed term post for 12 months.


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



The successful candidate will have experience in designing and implementing care/protection plans in complex situations. This involves skills in investigative assessment as well as ‘relationship-based’ and ‘task centred’ approaches to developing needs-led care packages.


Acting in the role of ‘corporate parent’ is highly responsible and this requires skills in sensitively engaging and building relationships with young people and their families. Alongside the emotionally intelligent aspects of the role adhering to statutory duties to Looked After Children is a central component. You will maintain case files, records of clinical consultations, contemporaneous notes of visits, interviews and telephone conversations in addition to the completion of appropriate forms and documents, reviews and correspondence according to Departmental Codes of Practice.


It is essential that you possess a Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent qualification alongside current HCPC registration.


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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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

Discover and Diversity


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

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.


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 Job Profileattached at the bottom of 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,, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 14th October 2018

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 180000V6


To view the Job Profile please click HERE