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Social Worker / Senior Social Worker - LAC
  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: SC00367
  • Published: Mon 29/11/2021, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 13/12/2021, 11:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £34884 - £43860 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hillingdon

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Social Worker / Senior Social Worker - LAC

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

About the role

We are recruiting an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated Social Worker/Senior Social Worker to join our Looked After Children (LAC) service.

The LAC service is responsible for the overall management of the child's plan for permanence, including child permanence reports and statutory visiting requirements in line with the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations (2010). We have high aspirations and expect high achievement from our looked after children by promoting and supporting their holistic needs.

We aim to achieve positive outcomes in the key areas of: emotional wellbeing; educational achievements; placement stability; children living in foster placements locally; and reduction on reliance of externally commissioned placements.

We continue to grow, challenge ourselves, our colleagues and our partners to develop with confidence and competence.

About you

We are looking for Social Workers to join our Looked After Children Team, who have children's rights inscribed in their hearts and children's aspirations focused in their minds. We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable, skilled Social Workers who want to invest their energy into achieving better outcomes for our children every day.

Successful candidates will:

  • Hold a social work qualification
  • Have at least 12 months' postgraduate experience
  • Be able to evidence a commitment to your own development since qualification
  • Be registered with Social Work England
  • Have previous experience working with Looked After Children and unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people

What we offer

How will we help you develop as a social worker?

  • You will be surrounded by emotionally intelligent, dedicated social workers and leaders who model a "Children First" ethos. Every conversation you have will enhance your learning.
  • You will have regular, reflective supervision and group supervision.
  • You will be trained to use risk assessment tools and apply strength-based models of restorative practice to achieve best outcomes for children.
  • You will be provided with equipment to assist mobile and flexible working.
  • You will receive regular feedback from children and young people about your practice and how it impacts on their lives.
  • You will have access to a clear career pathway with opportunity to grow in accordance to your talent and need.

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Additional information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.