SW Locums has an exciting opportunity opened within Independent Futures in Islington. the team have created a specialist Leaving Care Service for children and young people age 16-25 years old.
We are looking for a social worker who is motivated, passionate and able to work with children and young people sometimes in challenging circumstances.
Islington pride themselves in providing a learning environment where staff can develop and our controlled caseloads, safe working practices, a culture of strong supervision and excellent training opportunities enable a supportive working environment for all staff and offer training and supervision to develop your skills.
Candidates must be trained in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Inform Practice to ensure sustainability of practice across the service.
As a social worker, you will need to hold a qualification in social work, a clear criminal history and you need to be registered with Social Work England.
You will bring the principles of dignity, respect, empathy, and a strength based, collaborative approach to service delivery.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities:
You will be responsible for managing the specific set of tasks relating to statutory and non-statutory case responsibility for children in need of help and protection, in public care and young people leaving care with the support of an appropriately qualified supervisor.
You will have excellent knowledge and understanding of child development milestones, issues impacting children, young people and families and be able to apply this to your complex case work.
You will have an awareness and curiosity of indicators of abuse and neglect and how to lead child safeguarding process.
You will have a good understanding of the law and the family and youth justice systems.
You will be skilled at building effecting relationships with children, young people and families to keep them safe, bring about change and improve their outcomes.
You will have excellent communication skills with children, young people and families as well as with carers and professionals taking into consideration equality and diversity and life experiences and the meaning behind behaviour.
You will also have excellent skills when it comes to writing case notes, reports and assessments, including analysis, decision-making, planning and review.
Working for Islington: Islington Children Social Care was rated by OFSTED as Outstanding in March 2020. The Children Looked After teams are well resourced and enjoy a stable and supportive workforce.
At SW Locums you WILL get:
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