Salary Range: £43,715 - £46,779 (based on experience)
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Tuesday 21st November 2023; 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
Camden is one of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs and we are looking for a highly motivated enthusiastic, individual to join our Resources Team as Placements and Provision Social Worker.
The Resources Team is part of an integrated Looked After Children (LAC) service comprising of LAC Social Workers, Fostering and Permanence, Virtual School a specialist health team and targeted CAMHS provision. This is an excellent opportunity to work with professionals of every discipline.
A key part of this role will be to operate in a remit of preventing accommodation breakdowns, supporting kinship placements, identifying foster and residential placements and maintain current placements. You will have the chance to enhance your practice development of workers skills and knowledge in the complex and interesting area of child care planning from entry to care through to the identification and support for their Permanency plan.
We take pride in getting it right first time and you will receive the training and support you deserve to help you deliver for this already first-rate service from day one. If you have the commitment, drive, and ability to deliver high service standards across the borough, then you are the person we are looking for.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
For this role, you will hold the necessary social work qualifications and registration with the relevant regulatory body, such as the Social Work England in the UK.
It is essential that you hold a strong understanding of the legal framework governing child welfare and care services in the UK. You need expertise in assessing children and families to determine their specific needs and the appropriate type of placement, this could be foster care or residential care.
It is crucial that you have the ability to match children with appropriate foster families or residential homes based on their specific needs and circumstances. You will also need to have the skills in reviewing and evaluating placements to make sure they remain suitable and safe.
You will also bring to the role your strong communication skills, which will enable to you to communicate at all levels with children, families, and care providers. And you will be a strong team player and work collaboratively with other professionals, such as healthcare providers, therapists, and educators, is often necessary to ensure a comprehensive approach to the child's care.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.
Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at email@example.com or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG