View Vacancy -- Social Worker - Safeguarding
Early application is encouraged, as due to the high volumes of applications that we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Social Workers required to work within the Safeguarding and Support Teams of the Children in Need of Support and Protection service. Haringey Council has been through a journey of improvement over the past ten years, with continued aspirations to fulfil the first corporate priority of enabling every child the best start in life. The borough of Haringey is unique with diverse children and families, we are looking for social workers that are ready for a fresh challenge, with the ability to make a real difference to the residents of Haringey.
Experienced social work professionals with 2 years post qualifying experience, preferably in a similar setting. The successful candidates will join supportive colleagues whose core business will relate to long term child protection. The skill base required centres on excellent report writing skills, and the ability to provide quality assessments. Where required, implementation of child in need plans and supporting the children and families that are subject to statutory child protection measures. Social Workers are required to take a multidisciplinary approach through liaising with partner agencies to ensure that children’s needs are provided efficiently and effectively. You will be required to manage complex cases, while ensuring the voice of the child is heard and recorded consistently. We are committed to “signs of safety” and need exceptional social workers who are committed to embedding this model of working.
The structure of the safeguarding teams includes five team managers, five senior practitioners and twenty-four social workers managed by the service manager of safeguarding and support.
Haringey Council value the staff we employ, we will support you to progress your career through the management structure of the Council. Team managers will provide on-going personal development through supervision. Haringey Council offers £3,000 recruitment payment within your first year of employment. Retention payments are made after 18 months of service to the value of £3,000. The retention payments are paid to experienced qualified social workers and are subject to conditions. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, 50 hours a year of personal development training and pension scheme.
Closing Date: Sunday 7th April 2019