Qualified Social Worker, Waltham Forest Council, Looked After Children’s Team

Waltham Forest

Ref: EN535-438

Sector: Social Work
Division: Childrens Services
Specialist Area: Senior Social Worker
Location: Waltham Forest
Job type: Contract
Salary (per hour): Negotiable dependent on experience and pay scheme selected
Reference: EN535-438

Job Description

Qualified Social Worker, Waltham Forest Council, Looked After Children’s Team - Must be a Qualified Social Worker with a minimum of 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children's Social Work team

Our client is looking for a qualified Social Worker with 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children’s Social Work team

The team work extremely well together to ensure the safety of children under the close supervision of a supportive Team Manager

The responsibilities will include:

• Waltham Forest has changed the way that we work with Looked After Children
• At a time when many social work agencies are making big cuts, we believe that if we work better together we can improve the outcomes of Looked After Children and save our money by not wasting it
• Our Corporate Parenting Service pulls together the case work and the provision to focus on permanence for every Looked After Child
• Our social work units, called Practice Support Groups (PSG), will be 0 – 25 years, reducing the transfers and handovers that children and their families hate
• The focus on a systemic approach, with relationship based social work at its heart, will support social workers and promote reflective practice
• We have a social worker role that we need to fill with a committed and enthusiastic professional who wants to make a difference for children
• We are committed to achieving a fully permanent workforce to improve stability for children and to ensure that we continue to drive a positive culture for staff
• Working within the Practice Support groups you will carry a case load and offer support to colleagues in group supervision
• Your skills and experience as a social worker in frontline and LAC will give you a strong practice base which helps keep the focus on achieving outcomes
• You will be able to evidence your registration as a social worker with HCPC
• 37 hours per week (flexible by negotiation)
• 3 month Temporary Contract
• Start date subject to DBS and reference clearance

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Successful candidates will benefit from:

• A Kindle Fire upon commencement of contract (see terms)
• £20 Amazon voucher if registration is completed within 2 weeks (see terms)
• Competitive pay rates
• Weekly payroll
• Free access to a comprehensive online training portal worth £500 a year
• Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
• Receive up to £250 for each referred worker (see terms)
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The successful candidate will need to hold a DipSW or equivalent must be registered with the HCPC, have a current DBS and be a car driver.

Please call the recruitment team where you will speak to one of our dedicated consultants on 0333 1234 530

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