Pure LAC - No Court Work & Most LAC Based in London - GBP40k
Work in a LAC Service Without Doing Court Work
A London based Local Authority is looking to recruit an experienced Social Worker into their Children in Care Service. The service benefits from not having to do any Court Work as this would have already been completed by the Child Protection Teams. Furthermore, the majority of the Local Authorities Looked After Children are placed in London making them much more accessible and easy to commute to during a visit.
This is an assignment within a stable service where there are only a few locums. As a part of the Local Authorities drive to improve they have had large recruitment campaigns which have been successful and have managed to reduce the amount of locums from 60% to below 35%, ultimately this means there will be less disruption to your own caseload and workload, whereby you are not having to pick up additional cases due to locums leaving the service. In regards to caseloads this is currently very well controlled with average caseloads are around 15 which is lower than average for the region.
the Service Manager is keen to take on a candidates who have extensive experience in Looked After Children so that they are also able to support junior members of the team and get involved with Practice Development responsibilities. As such this would be an ideal opportunity for candidates who aim to achieve Practice Educator qualifications as this can also be obtained with the Local Authority.
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