Guardian Jobs 2023 – Social Worker

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About the job


Starting salary: £41,360

Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1

Work Location: Vadnie Bish House, 33-43 Caversham Road, London NW5 2DR

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 31 October 2023 at 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC

Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

About Us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Social Worker with the Resources and Placement Service, you’ll help support young people either in their families or in placement and identify placements for Camden’s most vulnerable children.

The role

We currently have a fantastic Social Worker job opportunity within the Resources Team. This team is part of an integrated Looked After Children (LAC) service comprising LAC Social Workers, Fostering and Permanence, Virtual School a specialist health team and targeted CAMHS provision.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with professionals of every discipline. The post holder will operate in a remit of preventing accommodations, supporting kinship placements, identifying foster and residential placements and maintain current placements. The role allows for the practice development of workers skills and knowledge in the complex and interesting area of child care planning from entry to care through to the identification and support for their Permanency plan. The post holder will have two main roles. One, supporting young people either in their families or in placement. Two, identifying placements for Camden’s most vulnerable children.

This demands workers ability to build and sustain relationships with children and young people and their families, work productively with social workers and other professionals and have a good understanding and ability to work with foster carers and residential units.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma in social work, or equivalent qualification, and you must be Social Work England registered.

You will have experience in implementing care packages for young people who are at risk of accommodation or need to be looked after. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in developing needs-led packages of care and provide innovative care packages within budgetary constraints in conjunction with other services provided by the Department and independent agencies.

You will have good working knowledge of making entries on a young person’s file further to visits, meetings. You will have good communication skills both (verbal and written). You will possess the ability to build and sustain robust relationships with children and young people and their families, work productively with social workers and other professionals and have a good understanding and ability to work with foster carers and residential units.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting ‘’.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit ‘’ to see full details of our benefits.

Additional Information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser:

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit ‘’.

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at [email protected] or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.

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