Early Help Social Worker (Maternity Cover)
We have a maternity cover vacancy for a Social Worker within the 0-19 Early Help West HUB Team. This post requires a Social Work qualification and relevant experience at a senior practitioner level.
Barnet’s 0-19 Early Help Hubs bring together what were our former Children’s Centre’s, family support team, youth service, parenting support and former CAF team into one integrated service. Offering interventions across the continuum of need- including parenting programmes and youth activities, through to leading on more complex cases such as those stepping down from Social Care or joint work on statutory cases.
The post-holder will act as a conduit between social work teams and other practitioners across the local children’s workforce in relation to the 0-19 Service and the Early Help Assessment process. This is to ensure a seamless transition between cases moving up, down and across the thresholds of need, between Social Care and the Early Help arena. Facilitating best practice and safe working across a range of teams and agencies.
The post will also be part of a supporting the management team, in responding to referrals requiring an ‘early help’ approach. In addition, for this role you will need to demonstrate that you have supervisory experience and are able to manage staff that work directly with families across the 0-19 age range
You will need to have a solid understanding of safeguarding issues and in applying thresholds of need in relation to Children’s Services. You will also need to have a clear understanding the early intervention and prevention agenda. The role will also involve you initially holding more complex cases prior to allocation to a 0-19 Practitioner.
Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.
If shortlisted, you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.
Please see attached JD for fuller information for the role of the Early help Social
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