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Social Worker

I am currently recruiting for a social worker to work in Islington.


This role is initially for three months with a chance to extend, the role requires applying candidates to be a qualified social worker with Social work England registration, an enhanced DBS is also required.


Job overview:


An exciting opportunity has opened within Independent Futures where we have created a specialist Leaving Care Service for children and young people age 16-25 years old.

Islington has a vacancy for a social worker who is motivated, passionate and able to work with children and young people sometimes in challenging circumstances.

You will 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 the Health and Care Professions Council.

You will bring the principles of dignity, respect, empathy, and a strength based, collaborative approach to service delivery.

You will need to be able to work within a team as well as use your own initiative.


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.


If you are interested in this role, please contact Andy at Service Care SOlutions on 01772 208964 or email andrew.quinney@servicecare.org.uk