Senior Social Workers - Care Management Team
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council is looking for child and family focused Social workers across children's' services. The teams play a vital role in continuing the child's journey when cases are transferred from the Assessment Service and where longer-term involvement is needed to try to resolve concerns about children's welfare.
The team provides social work services to children and their families to safeguard and promote their welfare. Your role will be to implement child protection and child in need plans, support looked after children, and to escalate cases through legal proceedings when required, liaising with partners within and without the council as necessary to ensure that services are provided efficiently and effectively. You'll manage complex cases, planning intervention and support in a timely manner and, always, making sure that the children's voices are heard and recorded consistently. As a Senior Social Worker, you will also support and mentor ASYE colleagues and will be encouraged to supervise students a Practice Educator, helping to develop the next generation of social workers.
We'll also expect you to contribute to the team - helping us develop and improve standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.
In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. Though we're not complacent, we believe that our training, development and support is among the best in London - and we have plenty more in store for 2017. We are driving down caseloads and investing heavily in better IT and mobile working technology to help staff spend more quality time doing what matters.
Special Requirements for this Post
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.
Disclaimer for adverts for hard to fill positions
We will be reviewing and shortlisting CV's as they are submitted. Candidates will be invited to interview and job offers made on a rolling basis, it is advisable to submit your CV/application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once all positions are filled the job advert will be closed.
If this sounds like the opportunity you've been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please send a copy of your CV to us via the button below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
One borough; one community;
London's growth opportunity
How to apply
Please apply online via the 'Visit Website' button.