Social Worker - Looked After Children

Location Southwark
Salary £27 - £29.05 per hour
Discipline
We are dedicated to high quality relationship-based social work, that is child-centred, family-minded, strengths and evidence-based, outcome-focused and fair.
We have a well-embedded practice framework, underpinned by our above principles. We make extensive use of systemic and strengths-based practices, as well as restorative and attachment-informed approaches.
This was noted by Ofsted in 2017 who said “Southwark attracts experienced, high-quality social workers who are keen to work in small units that employ systemic methods…” The model is well resourced and features clinical and group supervision alongside manageable caseloads.
This promotes influential and effective direct work with children and families. The model is enabling a flourishing social work culture in the local authority, equipping social workers to address complex local concerns in this highly diverse community”.
Within the care service we are dedicated ensuring permanence for our children and young people is prioritised.
Social Workers will be supported to ensure that all children achieve permanence within the required timescales to ensure that there is no drift.
We have a dedicated specialist team who will assist with achieving permanence, completing matching reports and joint visits with potential carers. Social Workers will be expected carry out direct work including life story work and supervising contact with families