Description

Social Worker/Senior Social Worker – First Response Team

Ref: 18989

Location: Harrow Civic Centre

Directorate: People Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 25/04/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £32,100 - £42,429 plus £1,500 market supplement per annum, Harrow Car User allowance and car parking space.

Overview

Come and be part of our new, exciting team - help forge our success from the very start, ensuring our children and families are assessed promptly and receive the right service the first time, after assessment. Our First Response Team will operate at the front door with a robust assessment function to assess the needs of the children and families of Harrow. A highly experienced team who work under the evidence based model towards improving the outcomes for children and young people.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

As a team, experienced Managers and Social Workers, you will be closely supported by Morning Lane Associates working under a systemic family therapy model to ensure we meet the needs of children and families.    

You’ll be in the right place to see first-hand at least 2 of the exciting  workplace initiatives Harrow’s involved with, and benefit from a £1m investment in technology to support our front line workers.

What you will bring:

  • A proven track record, experience of working and managing a caseload of child in need, child protection and assessing complex children and young people’s needs in Children’s Services.
  • Social Work qualification Dip SW, BA (Hons) and/or Masters in Social Work.
  • Enthusiastic to work within a team and independently with a manageable caseload and a good level of opportunities for career progression and training.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build high quality relationship with children and families and across Children’s Services with internal and external partners.
  • Managing a caseload of children in need and child protection
  • Chairing professional meetings and managing plans
  • Conducting S47 risk assessments jointly with partner agencies
  • Presenting cases to child protection conferences
  • Completing Single Assessments within timescales

The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.

Other information

Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk 

Our behavioural indicators roles below G11 and above G11

Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'

Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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