Social Worker - LAC & Care Leavers
- Contract Type
- Full time
Camden is listening to everyone, including you.
We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Social Worker – LAC and Care Leavers, you’ll promote the needs of some of the borough’s most vulnerable children, and help decide a better future for each of them.
We are currently seeking dedicated social workers who believe in providing a high quality service, which ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do. Camden’s LAC and Care Leavers Team is a dynamic and committed team who are passionate about advocating for and supporting the 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 continue 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 Social Work England 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 social work team, including experience of working with children in need of permanence outside of their families. You need to have a strong understanding of the pressures faced by families with children living in socially challenged neighbourhoods. You will be committed to a systemic, relationship-based model of social work that prioritises direct work with children and families, and have experience of working to engage young people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. You will also have experience in working with families in care proceedings; completing parenting assessments and writing reports to the court that are of the highest standard.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we support vulnerable children and young people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.
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