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Senior Practitioner – Assessment (Children’s Services)

Haringey London Borough Council
Haringey, London (Greater)
£43,860 - £46,839
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services
Job role
Manager, Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

The Assessment Service consists of five Assessment teams, each led by a Team Manager managing up to five social workers.

You will be required to manage complex cases while ensuring the voice of the child is heard and recorded consistently. We are committed to “signs of safety” and need exceptional social workers who are committed to embedding this model of working

As part of this position, you will:

  • Provide high quality casework and service to vulnerable children and families.
  • Safeguard children, promote well-being and improve their outcomes.
  • Complete child & family assessments and section 47 enquiries.
  • write SMART CIN, CP and LAC plans.
  • Maintain high standards of professional practice and engage with supervision.
  • Manage a complex caseload

About You

Experienced Social Work professionals with a degree in social work – CQSW, DipSW or equivalent – you must be registered with the appropriate professional body and should have substantial and varied post-qualification experiences of working with children and families. Your experience should cover systemic practice, and you will need an in-depth understanding of legislative and policy frameworks, along with a willingness to learn and develop as a practitioner; being a team player is essential in any social work team.

The successful candidate will join supportive colleagues whose core business will relate to short term child protection. The skill base required centres on excellent report writing skills and the ability to provide quality assessments, along with effective communication skills.

Additional Information

Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th November 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and up to date registration with the appropriate professional body as a qualified Social Worker.


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