Social Worker 4yrs+ - Childrens Services (Social and Healthcare Qualified)

Location Southwark, Greater London, England
Salary £25.27 - £27.57 per hour
Discipline
We are looking for an experienced social worker with current/recent LAC experience who is confident to step into our 0-15 Care Service and pick up a caseload of children and young people.
The role will involve care proceedings work and a requirement to write statements and prepare paperwork for ADM when there is a plan of adoption. You must have strong court experience.
We are mostly working remotely but there are plans for some office based working and visits are face to face.
We are looking for 2 highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative experienced social workers to join our service due to an influx of cases coming from safeguarding.
You will receive reflective supervision and attend fortnightly group supervision. There is a clinician attached to the team.
We would welcome a systemically minded social worker who is skilled in undertaking direct work and life story work with children and young people.
You will be managing a caseload of 12-15 looked after children up to the age of 16 and carrying out all the statutory tasks such as LAC visits, LAC reviews/Pathway Plan reviews and PEPs.
You will ensure permanency is progressed for children and young people and take cases to matching panel for long term fostering matches.
You will be liaising with the family finder in Adopt South London to find matches for children with a plan of adoption. You will also be preparing the paperwork and taking children with plans for adoption to adoption panel to match them with prospective adopters.
You will be allocated cases that are subject to care proceeding where there is no plan for rehabilitation home and a plan of long term foster care or a plan of adoption. You will be skilled at writing evidence for court and be able to meet tight timescales.
You must have excellent IT skills