View Vacancy -- Social Worker (Family Assessment Centre)
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.
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Service
This post is part of a specialist team working as part of the internal resource for the conducting of all court directed parenting capacity assessments and delivering on specialist parenting programmes.
You will deliver a high-quality social work service to children and families working in partnership with other statutory and third sector organisations. In your role you will work with children in care and their families to ensure children and young people are safeguarded by undertaking parenting assessments, running parenting programmes and undertaking direct work with children and young people. You will also lead on specific parenting programmes and undertake court directed parenting capacity assessments, including undertaking PAMs parenting assessments and Sibling assessment (Together or apart specialist assessment).
Some of the key responsibilities include:
- To undertake Parenting Assessments within the required timescales in accordance with the Framework.
- To assess and identify levels of risk and need and deliver protective or supportive service for children and young people, in care, subject to child protection plan or children in need.
- To implement care plans by working in partnership with parents and colleagues from other agencies to effect better outcomes for children/young people.
- To formulate care plans in partnerships with children and young people, their families and other providers of care and assistance based on these assessments.
- To produced courts statements and when required, give evidence in court on behalf of the Local Authority
- To promote the welfare of children in need with particular regard to their age, sex, health, race, religion, culture and life experience as appropriate.
- These activities may be varied from time to time to meet the changing needs of the service
The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.
- Experience of undertaking specialist PAM’s assessments.
- Knowledge and experience of using psychodynamic framework as a tool in understanding family dynamics to support families to reach their potential.
- Experience of undertaking parenting programmes.
For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.
For the successful appointed candidate, they will have access to a wide range of financial and non-financial benefits such as employee discounts, recruitment and retention payment; access to local government pension.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Colette Elliott-Cooper – Head of Service.: Colette.Elliott-Cooper@haringey.gov.uk or by telephone 0208 489 9465.
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Other Requirements / How to apply
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.
Closing Date: Monday 13th April 2020