View Vacancy -- Social Worker - Court Team
Haringey is a richly diverse borough located in the north of London with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19 year olds (we also pay host to a famous football team). The Children and Young People’s Service offices are centrally located in the centre of Wood Green in London with and situated opposite Wood Green tube station which offers excellent transit routes nationally and within London. Lunchtime shopping is provided by major retailers along with numerous cafés and restaurants within walking distance.
Haringey is a forward thinking local authority, which has just completed an OFSTED inspection where the progress we have made was acknowledged as was our commitment to achieving excellence going forward. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children and young people.
We are interested in recruiting qualified social workers to join our well-established court team. You will be a social worker who has experience in court work and the ability to return quality work including statements and assessment within court directed time scales. You must possess the skill to give evidence to the court as the expert witness.
The successful candidates will join a supportive and friendly team who take cases through care proceedings from the first hearing on the child’s journey and towards care planning for their future which may include adoption. Consequently, it would be helpful if you have experience of the adoption process including family finding and have produced Child Permanency Reports, Annexe B, Annexe A.
Experience in meeting the needs of looked after children is key. Most of the children on your case load with be looked after by us and it will be your role is to ensure that their needs are met within the devolved role of Corporate Parent.
You will be supported by an experienced and stable management group who offer regular supervision. There is a focus on staff development and a rolling programme of training is in place. Most of our Senior Practitioners and Team Managers have progressed from newly qualified social workers during their employment with us. Similarly, several of our staff have embarked on external degree courses.
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Closing Date: Sunday 15th September 2019