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Social Worker - Specialist Family Assessments

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Fostering
Social Worker
Haringey, London
£44,860 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £44860 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Specialist Family Assessments - Haringey - up to £44,860 per annum

We are looking for an experienced social worker to work in a specialist family assessments service in Haringey.

About the role

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.

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.

About you

* 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 as a Family Assessments Social Worker 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 Family Assessments Social Worker 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 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.


* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Full UK licence holder

For more information please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 07900890062
Contact: Jenna Sakim

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