Social Worker - LAC and Care Leavers

Camden, London (Greater)
£35,913 - £41,657 per annum
13 May 2019
01 Jul 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

We are currently seeking a dedicated social worker who believes in providing a high quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that Camden’s LAC and Care Leavers Team is a dynamic and committed team who are passionate about advocating and supporting the care plans for Looked After Children and Care Leavers.

The team works closely with professionals from a range of agencies including health, education and social care, Police and youth offending services in order to promote the needs of these vulnerable children. The team takes the role of corporate parent very seriously and are determined in their drive to improve the outcomes for Looked After Children.

The successful candidate will hold a professional qualification in Social Work and a valid HCPC registration. You will demonstrate good working knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children, particularly the Children Act 1989 and all legislation related to looked after children and Children in Need. The ideal candidate will have good communication skills both (verbal and written) and proficient in using Microsoft Office packages. 

You will have good experience of working in a Children and Families Division including family placements service. You need to have a strong understanding of the pressures faced by families with children living in socially challenged neighbourhoods. You will also have experience in working with cases in care proceedings.

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

About Camden  

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect a range of benefits including discount to the onsite leisure facilities, local retail outlets, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a generous pension scheme.   We invest in our employees and are renowned for offering exceptional training and career development opportunities to all that join our extraordinary service.   Camden is very 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 different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.   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 dates for applications: Sunday 1st July 2018 23:59

Interviews to be held: Thursday 19th July 2018

Please quote reference: 180000MG  

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are (16th July and 20th August)