Social Worker - Looked After Children - Waltham Forest - up to £39,774pa
We have a role in Waltham Forest for an experienced social worker to join a looked after children's team - LAC.
Waltham Forest are changing the way that they work with looked after children. At a time when many social work agencies are making big cuts, we believe that if we work better together we can improve the outcomes of looked after children and save our money by not wasting it.
Benefits as a Looked After Children Social Worker:
* Discounted parking
* Access to a leading pension scheme
* Childcare vouchers
* Generous annual leave
Our new Corporate Parenting Service pulls together the case work and the provision to focus on permanence for every Looked After Child. Our social work units, called Practice Support Groups (PSG), will be 0 - 25 years, reducing the transfers and handovers that children and their families hate. The focus on a systemic approach, with relationship based social work at its heart, will support social workers and promote reflective practice. This is a good time to join us.
Working within the Practice Support groups you will carry a case load of more complex cases and offer support to colleagues in group supervision. Your skills and experience as a social worker in frontline and LAC will give you a strong practice base which helps keep the focus on achieving outcomes. You will be able to evidence your registration as a social worker with HCPC.
Essential requirements of all Looked After Children Social Workers:
* Be eligible to work within in the UK
* That you are a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England and have a social work degree
* Have completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
* A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding
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