Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, London NW1 1BD
Salary: £36,630 – £42,490 (subject to experience)
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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We have a great opportunity for a fostering social work role in one of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs. We want people who will focus on our carer, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things. So if you’re full of ideas, enthusiasm, hard-working values, and have a strong interest in improving fostering services, then Camden Fostering service is the right place for you.
The Fostering Team works closely with the Looked After Children and Care Leaver service and the Adoption and Permanence teams. In our September 2017 OFSTED Inspection the Fostering Service was judged to be a good service with Outstanding features for Outcomes for Children and Quality of Service.
Our achievements are numerous and include the implementation of a multi-agency children and young people's strategy, which has assisted the move towards closer integration of services and multi-agency working.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic assessing supervising social worker for our Fostering Team.
You will have responsibility for undertaking Form F assessments along with the supervision preparation, training, support and review of foster carers whom are offering placements to Looked After Children. This is collaborative role of both assessing and supervising, you will also be required to participate in the Fostering Team’s duty rota over a number of days each month. In addition to this you will have the opportunity to participate in various other team activities such as delivering support groups, skills to foster program or training to carers.
The role is within a dynamic service, working in a systemic approach under the Camden Model of Social Work.
We are looking for someone who is an experienced and exceptional social worker, focused on best outcomes for young people. We would like someone who take’s responsibility, can work both independently and collaboratively, and within a systemic approach. You will require 2 years post-qualification experience as a social worker, preferably within a Fostering team environment, with good investigative and analysis skills.
You must hold at least a Diploma in social work or equivalent qualification and be Social Work England (formly HCPC) registered.
You will also have extensive experience in completing assessments, preferably Form F assessments, supervision preparation, training, support and review of foster carers offering placements to Looked After Children. Also, possess a sound knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children particularly the Children Act 1989, Fostering Service Regulations 2011, National Minimum Standards and other relevant guidance and standards.
Being able to negotiate and have the ability to deal with conflict, hostility and vulnerability is paramount. You will need to also be an expert practitioner, positive about the work and the development of the team and service will succeed in this role.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
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Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 11:59pm
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 2000006W
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