Senior Social Worker - Looked After Children

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Senior Social Worker – Looked After Children – South East London

Role:  Senior Social Worker  
Location:  South East London
Team: Looked After Children
Pay:  up to £38.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
OFSTED: Outstanding
In the office: Hybrid

Are you an experienced Senior Social Worker with a recognised social work qualification and registered with Social Work England?

If so, a dynamic local authority in South East London is seeking a Senior Social Worker to join their expanding Looked After Children's (LAC) team within Children's Services.

This role offers an enviable prospect for a talented Senior Social Worker to join a forward-thinking authority and make a genuine impact on the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

The Local Authority is committed to providing a supportive environment for its staff, with ongoing professional development on offer from a dedicated team of experienced colleagues.

As a Senior Social Worker, you will play a key role in the Looked After Children's Team, ensuring that vulnerable children and young people in the community receive the level of care and attention they deserve.

You will be responsible for assessing the needs of children and young people in the care system, developing plans to support them and working with foster carers, birth families and other agencies to ensure the best outcomes for those in your care.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake court work and provide expert evidence where necessary.

To be considered for this role, you must have a recognised social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England.

You will have a minimum of 3 years' post-qualifying experience, with a track record of working with vulnerable children and young people in a local authority setting.

You will also be able to demonstrate your knowledge of relevant legislation, including Children's Acts and the Human Rights Act.

A positive and person-centred approach is essential, as is the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

This Senior Social Worker role offers a competitive hourly rate of up to £38.50ph, and the opportunity to develop professionally in a supportive environment.

If you believe you have the skills and experience necessary to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people, then we'd love to hear from you.

Why use Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple really - we aren't pushy or too needy.....we know that what you want is to be listened to! You want an agency that will proactively look for what you want to do, rather than us focussing on the roles that will benefit us financially. 

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If you want to know more about this Senior Social Worker role in South East London, give Rhys Rafferty a call on 01635 226350.

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