Children's Consultant Social Workers - Children Looked After Team

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Up to £40,653 Plus £2,000 welcome payment
Posted
14 Nov 2019
Closes
14 Nov 2020
Ref
randw/TP/17401/1376
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Things are changing in Wandsworth and rapidly. We have a newly appointed Director of Children’s Services and Assistant Director for Children and Families with ambitious plans to lead Wandsworth to good and outstanding. We are working with new projects and ways of working which are very exciting. This includes introducing systemic practice; being part of the innovation programme and introducing the Family Safeguarding Model; and planning to work with Coram on a New Beginnings programme for our care leavers.

Your new role

You will work with children and young people who reside with foster carers, kinship carers or in residential placements. In a small number of cases, children may live with their parents. Children and young people are often subject to a Care Order and the role of the Children’s Social Worker is to fulfil the council’s obligations as a corporate parent. The role is to work alongside other professionals, to ensure that a child or young person receives appropriate care, education and health services.

As a Consultant Social Worker, you will lead with your experience and legislative knowledge. You will have an opportunity to support Newly Qualified Social Workers and help to shape the workforce of tomorrow by inspiring and supporting those just entering this field.

What you'll need to succeed

We are looking for passionate, experienced senior social workers, who are prepared to be accountable for achieving the best possible outcomes. You will focus on residents and service users to ensure they receive the highest standards of provision.

*please note Social Work degree and HCPC registration are compulsory for this post

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role please contact Katarzyna Prosniak at Hays Social Care for more information. Her number is 020 7259 8715 or email Katarzyna.Prosniak@hays.com.