Social Work - LAC and Care Leavers Team x4
We are currently seeking dedicated social workers who believe 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.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
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.
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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Closing dates for applications: Monday 28 October 2019, 11:59pm
Interviews to be held: w/c 11 November 2019
Please quote reference: 190000OA
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