Social Worker - Children In Need
Directorate: Supporting People
Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 - 220 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD
Job level/Grade: Level 4 Zone 1
Salary: GBP35,208 - GBP40,840 pro-rata inclusive of Inner London Weighting
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours a week
25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)
We Invest, We Achieve, and We are Camden.
Camden Council has changed the way it delivers children's social work with the introduction of the Camden Model of Social Work.
We believe that the needs of our children and families can be best met through social workers who are undertaking direct work in partnership with them to achieve change.
We are training all our social workers in a systemic framework and introducing small practice groups with therapeutic input. With an emphasis on strong multi-agency working and playing a key part in the Council's programme to create more resilient families in the Borough.
And with the right people this has been a recipe for success!!!
Social Workers in the Camden Model of Social Work can expect:
• Regular monitoring of caseloads ensuring workers have enough time for direct work for families
• A bespoke systemic training programme delivered by the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.
• Group reflective supervision and individual supervision sessions.
• Wide range of internal professional development opportunities and excellent training provision to ensure continuous practice development annum.
We focus on developing individual skills set to undertake the full range of the role across the service, we have excellent community resources and multi-agency working arrangements which ensure the holistic needs of children and their families are met.
As you develop within the service, further opportunities will arise and you will have the chance to broaden your skills and experience and progress in your chosen career path.
We are looking for social workers who think out of the box, that go that extra mile, that believe in providing a high quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do. Essentially you will possess a diploma in social work or equivalent, have a valid HCPC registration, ideally with a minimum two years post qualifying experience but we are in a position to offer AYSE scheme placements for newly qualified. You will demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children, particularly the Children Act 1989 and all legislation related to Children in Need.
You must demonstrate that you can exhibit knowledge and understanding of the pressures faced by families with children living in socially deprived neighbourhoods, the issues faced by/needs of disadvantaged families with children.
If you have the drive and the commitment we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
Camden Council is located in the beautiful canal-side setting of Pancras Square, with a rich and varied heritage, exciting cultural scene, close to Kings Cross and St Pancras International station, ideal for commuters, it's a thriving business community, with a strong sense of local community. It amazing Theatre's, Bars and Restaurants make it unique, exciting and really quite special.
We have over 180 training development courses within Camden. It is a great place to advance your skills and our training and development is second to none.
You can expect a great range of benefits including season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and concessions in famous brand restaurants and coffee shops, discounted access to a gym and swimming pool located at our head office in St Pancras Square. Smart phones and Oyster cards for work related usage.
We offer you flexibility and agile working to ensure a work life balance as well as an excellent pension package and competitive salary. We have a committed management team, who are there for continuous support.
We also recognise and reward high performance, and salary progression is based on individual performance.
How to Apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the 'Why you?' section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on , at , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing date for applications: 29th October 2017
Shortlisting date: Week commencing 30th October 2017
Interview date: Week commencing 6th November 2017
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