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Social Worker - Looked after Children / Leaving Care - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Looked After Children, Leaving Care
Social Worker
£37,842 to £42,681 per annum
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Social Worker - Looked after Children / Leaving Care - Permanent - Croydon - £37,842 - £42,681p/a

The London Borough of Croydon is one of the most diverse areas of London with a rich history of community and culture and they currently have exciting opportunities for Social Workers to join their Looked After Children and Care Leavers Service.

Croydon has been at the leading edge of work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and there is a well-established atmosphere of expertise in working with the specific challenges in empowering this vulnerable group of children and young people. 

The successful candidates will have experience in designing and implementing care and pathway plans in complex situations as well as strong written skills are important and the ability to undertake direct work with children and young people.

Your experience of working in a statutory setting will allow you to operate with confidence and emotional intelligence – making effective assessments, implementing plans, delivering interventions and undertaking court work where required.

Croydon are strengthening their career pathways, monitoring caseloads and delivering an exciting core Learning & Development programme with protected CPD days.

Most of all what makes Croydon special is the people – both within the council and throughout the borough. The diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub which also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.

Benefits of this Social Work role:

  • £2,000 welcome payment 
  • £1,500 retention
  • 31 days’ annual leave 
  • Development opportunities 
  • Support undertaking Practice Educator training
  • Laptop / phone with agile work practice
  • A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
  • A core skills training & Learning Development programme 

An LAC / Care Leaving Social Worker will be required to:

  • Manage a wider, increasingly complex social work caseload with more autonomy
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding and use of knowledge
  • Use a range of frameworks for assessment and intervention
  • Ensure effective practice, critical reflection and career development
  • Demonstrate cost-consciousness in the application of available resources
  • Use a wide range of evidence to inform decision-making
  • Demonstrate awareness and compliance with required standards
  • Clearly report and record judgements, decisions and analysis using the appropriate systems (Protocol / AIS)
  • Demonstrate expertise in one or more areas of social work practice

You will have:

  • A social work qualification and HCPC registration 
  • Eligibility to work in the UK  
  • Previous statutory experience in a children’s team

For further information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466213
Contact: Rachael O'Neill

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