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Social Worker / Senior Social Worker - Child In Need Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Children In Need
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker
£32,628 to £41,025 per annum
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Social Worker / Senior Social Worker - Child In Need Team - Permanent - Hillingdon - £32,628 - £41,025 pa
We are looking for dedicated and skilled Social Worker or Senior Social Worker to join a dynamic Court team within Hillingdon's Family and Community Services. 

You will work with children and families in need and undertake assessments and child protection enquiries if appropriate. The Referral & Assessment team sits within this service, alongside Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and the Triage team, working as a single team with partners from police, health and education.

Benefits as a Child In Need Social Worker:
  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • HCPC registration renewal fee paid 
  • Retention payments 
  • Free car parking 
  • Car pool or mileage allowance 
  • Mobile working with a smart-phone and laptop 
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Salaries in the top quartile 
  • Up to £2k retention allowance 
  • Practice Educators allowance of £1.8k 
Your duties as a Child In Need Senior Social Worker:
  • Managing a wider, increasingly complex social work caseload including safeguarding, with more autonomy
  • Demonstrating expertise in one or more areas of social work practice
  • Using a range of frameworks for assessment and intervention
  • Providing support for trainees and other employees, including acting as a 'buddy' for inductees
  • Taking responsibility for obtaining regular, effective supervision from appropriate Social Worker to ensure effective practice, critical reflection and career development
  • Demonstrating comprehensive understanding and use of knowledge related to area of practice, including critical awareness of current issues and new evidence-based practice research
  • Recognising discriminatory practices and appropriately challenge service users, colleagues and senior staff
  • Being responsible for proactive measures in response to emergency safety and liberty issues
  • Demonstrating cost-consciousness in the application of available resources
  • Maintaining knowledge of current team plan and of own contribution in delivering this
  • Demonstrating awareness and compliance with required Standards including the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework (Social Work level)
  • Using a wide range of evidence sources to inform decision-making
  • Clearly reporting and recording judgements, decisions and analysis using the appropriate system (Protocol / AIS)
You MUST be:
  • A qualified social worker
  • HCPC registered
  • Experienced in court work and children & family services
  • Eligible to work in the UK 
For more information please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 7046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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