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Social Worker - Family Contact Service

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need, Family Support
Social Worker
Haringey, London
£33,418 to £44,860 per annum
Salary Description:
£33418 - £44860 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Family Contact Service - North London - £33,418 to £44,860 per annum + Benefits

Liquid Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced Social Worker to join the Family Contact Service based in Haringey, North London.

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.

The team in Haringey have high ambitions and is a place to work that is full of energy and focus. The team has passion, integrity and commitment. The people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

Benefits as a Family Contact Service Social Worker include:

* Generous annual leave
* Flexible working
* Flexible retirement
* Interest free travel loan (season ticket and bicycle loan)
* Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Career Average)
* Learning and development courses at work
* Courses and workshops to offer support and help through change
* Long Service Award
* Health and wellbeing benefits
* Simply Health cash back plans
* Dental plan
* Eye tests
* Reduced entry to leisure centres and gyms
* Osteoporosis and other health screening
* Money saving discounts, including
* Childcare Vouchers
* Free access to UK's largest discount website

Duties as a Family Contact Service Social Worker include:

* Deliver a high-quality social work service to children and families working in partnership with other statutory and third sector organisations.
* 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.
* 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).
* Undertake Parenting Assessments within the required timescales in accordance with the Framework.
* 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.
* Implement care plans by working in partnership with parents and colleagues from other agencies to effect better outcomes for children/young people.
* Formulate care plans in partnerships with children and young people, their families and other providers of care and assistance based on these assessments.
* Produce courts statements and when required, give evidence in court on behalf of the Local Authority.
* Promote the welfare of children in need with particular regard to their age, sex, health, race, religion, culture and life experience as appropriate.

Requirements as a Family Contact Service Social Worker include:

* 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.
* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK licence
* Post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work


Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 518 4078
Contact: Kieran Wright

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