Social Worker - Court Team:
Salary: £31,930 - £42,847
Social Workers required to work within the Court Team of the Children in Care service. This Council has been through a journey of improvement over the past ten years, with continued aspirations to fulfil the first corporate priority of enabling every child the best start in life. The borough is unique with diverse children and families, we are looking for social workers that are ready for a fresh challenge, with the ability to make a real difference to its residents.
Experienced social work professionals with 2 years post qualifying experience, preferably in a similar setting. The successful candidates will join supportive colleagues whose core business relates to care proceedings and onward planning for children who are not able to return to their family of origin. The skill base required centres on excellent report writing skills and the ability to provide quality assessments with confidence. Court Team social workers will provide evidence in care proceedings as the expert witness on behalf of the local authority. We are committed to "signs of safety" and need exceptional social workers who are committed to embedding this model of working. The structure of the court service includes three Court Teams, three senior practitioners and fourteen social workers managed by the deputy head of service of Children in Care.
This council values the staff they employ; they will support you to progress your career through the management structure of the Council. Team managers will provide on-going personal development through supervision. Council offers £2000 retention payments after 18 months of service. The retention payments are paid to experienced qualified social workers and are subject to conditions. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave and 50 hours a year of personal development training and pension scheme.
for more details please call 0208 506 1111