Social Worker Fostering & Permanence Islington SW6595

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Long contract
  • Salary: to £36 per hour
  • Reference: SW6595
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SW Locums are hunting for a Qualified Social Worker to work as Child and Family Social Worker in Islington. You will be responsible for working with children in need of help and protection or looked after children and care-leavers, whilst maintaining the focus on safeguarding.

This is a well sort after team with excellent long standing management structure and support.

Minimum requirements:

  • Social Work England Registration
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Minimum 3 years UK post qualified experience in a similar setting

You will have  a good understanding of relevant legislation, regulation, safeguarding practices and research on what works to improve outcomes for children and families. In fostering and permanence this requires understanding of the relevant statutory guidance and National Minimum Standards.

You will have demonstrated evidence of building purposeful relationships balancing empathy and authority. You will show experience of direct work, working with the impact of trauma and ensuring safeguarding is always prioritised.

You will be able to demonstrate an ability to facilitate direct work with foster carers and
special guardians, individually, facilitating groups and delivering training.

You will work directly with the child or young person and their family or carer to build empathic, purposeful relationships that facilitate meaningful and sustainable change as well as stability in placement and permanency for children.

You will share and exercise the organisational practice ethos which places Motivational
Practice and trauma-informed practice at the heart of working with families.

You will be ambitious for every child to reach their potential in all aspects of their development
including education, health and emotional wellbeing from 0-25.

As a Fostering or Permanence social worker you will assess, supervise and support carers to help them ensure the best quality care for children, working with the network to promote permanence and stability.
You will use individual work, group work and deliver training to facilitate the development of carers ability to offer attuned care.

At SW Locums you will benefit from:

  • Great, fast and accurate rates of pay.
  • Committed support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide. and exclusive training.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £350 for bringing your own position to us *



* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.