Senior Social Worker – First Response

Senior Social Worker - First Response

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Senior Social Worker: First Response (Childrens)
Harrow Borough Council

Permanent Vacancy – “Permanent” Senior Social Worker First Response  NEED – Harrow Borough Council
Salary: From
£37,119 – £47,628
Closing date: 31/12/2024
Department – People Services Department
Permanent role 
As a team of experienced Managers and Social Workers, you will be closely supported by Morning Lane Associates working under a systemic family therapy model to ensure we meet the needs of children and families. Furthermore, you’ll be in the right place to see first-hand at least 2 of the exciting workplace initiatives Harrow’s involved with, and benefit from a £1m investment in technology to support our front line workers.
What you will bring: 

  • A proven track record, experience of working and managing a caseload of child in need, child protection and assessing complex children and young people’s needs in Children’s Services.
  • Social Work qualification e.g. Dip SW, BA (Hons) and/or Masters in Social Work.
  • Registration with Social Work England (SWE). 
  • Enthusiastic to work within a team and independently with a manageable caseload and a good level of opportunities for career progression and training.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build high quality relationships with children and families, and across Children’s Services with internal and external partners.
  • Managing a caseload of children in need and child protection.
  • Chairing professional meetings and managing plans.
  • Conducting S47 risk assessments jointly with partner agencies.
  • Presenting cases to child protection conferences.
  • Completing Single Assessments within timescales.

Benefits of working for London Borough Of Harrow
There are a range of benefits available to staff including:

  • 24/7 access to EAP Service
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite bike storage
  • Flexible Working
  • Equality Advisory Support Service
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistant Programme

Career development

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Comprehensive onboarding program
  • Professional skills and management training
  • Apprenticeship Levy Funded Training at leading Universities
  • Internal mobility program

Saving & investment

  • Competitive pay
  • LGPS Pensions Scheme (24.87% Employer contribution)
  • Discount programs for, Apple, Disneyland, Canon, and a range of other retailers through the staff portal.
  • Harrow Savings and Loans -Credit Union

Work-life balance

  • 24 days holidays + bank holidays
  • Sick leave and support programmes
  • Paid maternity/parental/adoption leave
  • Social events and celebrations
  • Staff Networks

Do you have a Social Work qualification and are registered with Social Worker England?
Would you like a dedicated professional to support you in your next social care move?
 If the answer is yes, we’d really like to talk to you.

Please contact Shelley Walker at for more information.  

We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC, Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager