Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.
About The Role
To ensure good outcomes for young people in need or at risk through the delivery of timely, high quality social work services.
To provide effective day to day management, supervision and support to social workers, newly qualified workers, and students the provision of reflective supervision, direction, guidance and decision making in complex cases.
To ensure the highest standards of social work practice are provided to children and young people, managing performance via Hounslow policies and procedures.
To undertake regular supervision and appraisal of social workers to ensure an effective service delivery to children, young people and their foster carers and to identify further staff and foster carers’ development.
To ensure that Social Workers complete timely statutory visits and to ensure that accurate records are maintained and up to date and recorded on LCS with statutory documentation completed.
To support the Team Manager in ensuring the highest professional standards of practice are evidenced through rigorous quality assurance processes in line with statutory guidelines.
To chair multiagency strategy discussions and to consider safety plans and positive outcomes for young people in need or at risk through the delivery of timely, high quality social work services.
Demonstrable ability to analyse risk and to plan appropriate interventions.
The ability to support social work staff in the preparation of reports for court and other purposes, including an in-depth knowledge of the operation of legal proceedings and the ability to develop and implement care plans for looked after children.
Ability to co-ordinate and manage the work of the team, balancing needs and resources, including the ability to manage service delivery within budget constraints.
Ability to implement & maintain effective standardised systems to monitor performance against departmental standards and external indicators.
Degree in Social Work or its equivalent.
Social Work England registered.
Essential for the Role
Enhanced DBS check is required.
We value diversity in its broadest sense. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
For more information and how to apply contact Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be held during week commencing 6th June 2022.