Qualified Social Worker - LAC - South London

South London, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC180320B_1584545979
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-03-18
  • Location: South London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-05-17
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for Qualified Social Workers for the Looked After Children Team in South London.

Main duties:

  • To provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines
  • To assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes
  • To undertake interviews, observation and gather information from children, families and other agencies
  • To analyse, summarise and evaluate this information to provide a holistic assessment of a child's needs
  • To understand the context of child development, parenting capacity and family and environmental factors in which to establish the needs of an individual child
  • To assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework
  • To provide written and verbal reports which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence
  • To review and reassess when necessary and be open to a change of view in response to new evidence

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent
  • Be registered with Social Work England
  • 2 years minimum experience within the local authority
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure at enhanced level is required
  • Sound understanding of and experience in working with children looked after, relevant legislation and procedures
  • Commitment to work in a busy environment, as part of a team and ability to hit the ground running
  • A sound relationship based and child centred approach
  • Ideally prior knowledge of working with MOSAIC (though not mandatory)
  • Ideally understanding of and experience in trauma informed practice (though no mandatory)

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV. If you require further information, please contact Heather at

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