Help us give families and vulnerable children the support they need
At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we are focused on putting our residents and local businesses at the heart of every decision. From the policy decisions that we're making through to the services that we are delivering, it is vital that we put the needs of our community first. We want to give everyone a great quality of life, with access to a comfortable home, sustainable and desirable employment options, and the chance to live and work in a healthy and safe environment. And our social work teams play a vital role in achieving all of these goals.
As a member of a dedicated local social work team (based in Malton Road Hub or Chelsea Old Town Hall), you will find a fantastically collaborative team spirit awaits you. Together, you will deliver high-quality social work services to the children and families in the area who need them most. As you handle your own complex and challenging caseload using a variety of techniques, you will effectively manage risks and plan interventions for vulnerable children. Leadership is a key part of your work, too. That means being a crucial source of support to our less experienced team members, modelling expert practice and providing guidance where needed. This extends to coaching and developing newly qualified social workers. Beyond this, you will represent the team at departmental and inter-agency meetings, contribute to our quality assurance initiatives and help us develop our practices even further through your own research.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
This role requires a great deal of sensitivity and interpersonal skills, especially as it involved working closely with vulnerable children. You will therefore need three years post-qualification experience in children and families social work. This should include working with looked-after children as well as children who have child protection plans. Together with this, you should have a comprehensive understanding of child abuse, neglect, discrimination, relevant legislation and court proceedings. In terms of leadership qualities, you might have some experience of student supervision. A Dip SW qualification (or equivalent) is essential, along with Social Work England registration.
Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.
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