Social Worker – Permanence
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/19/114409
  • Published: Fri 06/12/2019, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,630 - £42,490 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1BD, Camden

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Social Worker – Permanence

Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, London NW1 1BD

Salary: £36,630 - £42,490 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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The Role

We have a Fantastic Social Worker – Permanence job opportunity within the Permanence Team. The overall team is part of an integrated service comprising a Looked After Children’s team, a virtual Looked After Children Academy, a specialist health team, targeted CAMHS provision and the fostering team.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with professionals of every discipline. With a remit spanning the assessment and support of family and friends carers and long term foster carers, you’re guaranteed different challenges every day. The role demands close collaboration and good working relationships across the integrated service and LAC team, CIN teams and 16+ service to deliver an integrated approach to child care planning.

You will share and exercise the organisational practice ethos which places systemic practice at the heart of working with families. As a Permanence social worker you will assess, supervise and support carers to help them ensure the best quality care for children, working with the network to promote permanence and stability. You will use individual work, group work and deliver training to facilitate the development of carers ability to offer attuned care.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma in social work, or equivalent qualification with a minimum of one year post-qualification experience as a social worker and you must be HCPC registered.

You must have proven experience of undertaking assessments of individual needs and/or risk; of designing and implementing care/protection plans; of monitoring and reviewing such plans over a period of time; preparing for and giving evidence in care proceedings. As well as experience of working with connected persons or foster carers.

You will have the ability to investigate family circumstances and make assessments of a child’s needs and risks to their wellbeing, as well as build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally in order to influence and get things done. You will take responsibility for own work consistently achieving and delivering to time, and quality despite tight timescales and conflicting priorities.

To be successful in this role you will need great negotiation and influencing skills and ability to deal with conflict, hostility and vulnerability. Be an excellent communicator and be able to establish positive and effective working relationships with children, young people and families to ascertain their wishes and engage them in decision making processes.

About Camden

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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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity


To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

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

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 Job Profile attached at the bottom of 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 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 5 January 2020 at 11:59pm

Interviews to be held: w/c 13 January 2020

Please quote reference: 190000SQ

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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