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Social Care-Children

Job Summary

The London Borough of Barnet
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/03/2017 17:30
29,223.00 - 32,307.00
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care-Children
Vacancy ID:

Job details 

Closing date
27 Mar

Job information

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in The Placements Team within Family Services.

You will need to have/ develop specialist knowledge and be responsible for information in relation to external residential provision or external family placements provision, costs and related issues in order that expertise and comprehensive knowledge is developed and systems maintained in order to better inform Social Care about the use, costs, and suitability of external provision.

To assist social workers in identifying internal and external placement provision and other support services to children and young people referred to the Placements Team. This will include children and young people who are newly looked after, all children/young people in external residential placements, those in secure placements and all children and young people where there is imminent risk of placement breakdown. Following the social workers assessment and plan, the post holder will implement aspects of the plan.

To devise robust systems to evaluate and monitor external providers

Experience of working with Children, Young People or Families.
• Experience of identifying and procuring services and contracts.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• The ability to be an effective member of a team
• Emotional resilience – demonstrates the capacity to maintain effective functioning when working under pressure faced with difficult situations
• Be IT literate and maintain electronic systems

Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and subsequent legislation relevant to the role
•?Knowledge of Care Standards Act and associated regulation.
• Knowledge relating to identification of good standards and expectations of placements and related services and monitoring these arrangements.
• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluating services
• Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Equal Opportunities for users & staff & anti discriminatory practices.
Must be able to travel.

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

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This job is closed for applications.

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