Social Worker LAC
Permanent, Full time (36 hours)
Salary: SW Level 2/3 £33,324 to £42,855
Enfield Looked After Children team are recruiting!
We are looking confident, experienced and skilled social workers who are determined to achieve the best for looked after children; to achieve their permanency and help them to meet their full potential.
As a social worker in a Looked After Children's Team, your aim and role will be to support children living with relatives, family friends or foster families or perspective adopters, or older children living in children's homes. You will be responsible for ensuring their safety and support them towards independence, while fulfilling the council’s obligations as a corporate parent. You will be involved in permanency planning for children thorough Care Proceedings and beyond, ensuring their holistic needs are met in their long-term placement.
You will be required to prepare reports and attend Court to represent the Local Authority and should be experienced in Court work.
Through regular visits, assessments and by reviewing their Care Plan, you will nurture and develop meaningful relationships with children; understand and interpret their wishes, complete high-quality direct work and life story work with children.
You will be supported in this challenging role with regular reflective individual and group supervision. The role is to work alongside other professionals, to ensure that a child or young person receives appropriate care, education and health services, by working alongside other social workers and partnership organisations such as Foster carers, Health Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Education, The Regional Adoption Agency and Independent Reviewing officers.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 1 document - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. Your CV or Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/centreofexcellence/about-us/
Closing and Interview Dates
This post will remain open until it is filled or no longer available. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible as once a suitable candidate is sourced, the vacancy will be withdrawn.
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Karen Alderton on 0208 132 2314 or Jessica Hallaways on 0208 132 2267 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.