Social Worker-Children in Need

Location Camden
Salary £26.00 - £28.50 per hour

The team is part of an integrated Looked After Children’s service comprising of a Virtual School for Looked After Children, a specialist health team and LAC CAMHS provision. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with professionals of every discipline. With a remit spanning care planning, court proceedings and working with vulnerable adolescents, you are guaranteed different challenges every day.
In this role, you will ensure that services offered by the team meet the needs of children in care. You will ensure that your assessments, care plans and creative interventions are effective in promoting positive outcomes for children in care. The role demands you to collaborate with our partners across the integrated service.
Role Purpose:
• To develop and support a comprehensive service for children in care.
• To provide an integrated Looked After Children’s service to children and families arising out of the Council's duties and powers under legislation and regulations, Council and Departmental policies and procedures.
• To work in accordance with guidelines set out by local management and to make appropriate use of statutory, independent and voluntary resources.
• To role model and help others demonstrate professionalism, ensuring professional social work standards are maintained throughout area of responsibilities.

Example outcomes or objectives that this role will deliver:
• To work as a part of a team to provide, co-ordinate and develop a comprehensive service for children and young people using the broad categories of services and resources available to children and families to meet identified needs.
• To establish a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise and work in partnership to deliver high quality services and positive outcomes for children in care.
• To take responsibility for developing practice in the team and help sustain a learning culture.
• To provide professional support and supervision to students or less experienced staff in the team.
• At all times carrying out responsibilities and duties with due regard to legislation and to the Council's child care policies and within the framework of an integrated range of services for children and their families.
• To take shared responsibility in ensuring that services offered to clients meets the needs of the multi-racial and multi-cultural community in Camden.
• To participate in the development and updating of policy, practice and procedures as relevant to the post.
• To be aware, understand and make use of research and developments to the work of the children in care and care leavers.