Social Worker Permanence Team

Location Southwark
Salary £27.27 per hour
Social Worker will need to have at least 5 years adoption and LAC and experience permanency planning for children under the age of 9 via long term fostering

There are currently one full time post and one part time post

The Achieving Permanence Team is recruiting a Social Worker to work with children and families where adoption or long term fostering is the care plan and to support the wider Children’s Services in continuing to improve permanency planning for all of our Looked After Children.

The Achieving Permanence Team undertake a diverse range of tasks to make sure that children who cannot grow up within their birth families are placed with families where they will thrive, be happy and healthy and meet their potential. These tasks include adoption family finding and matching in partnership with Adoption London South. Securing well matched long term foster placements, transition planning, court evidence and attendance as well as direct work and all statutory looked after children procedures.

As a social worker you would also be key to supporting the day-to-day running of the team, supporting other team members and promoting permanency across Children’s Services . This would include duties additional to casework such as attending permanency and legal panels, chairing meetings and attending court with other workers.

We are looking for a social worker with good experience of the adoption process and permanency planning. A worker who has excellent assessment and analytical skills and ability to produce written work to a court level standard as well as having a solid understanding of the legal framework which underpins adoption, long term fostering and safeguarding. Promoting equality and tackling oppression and discrimination should be at the core of your practice.
Direct work is a big part of the job. You should be creative and skilled in direct work