Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: SW - £31,557 - £40,869
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 16/09/2021 at 23:55
Reference: Fam/21/160433

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic social worker to join our SGO and Connected Persons Team with experience in Special Guardianship/Connected Persons/Foster care matters.

The task of the SGO and Connected Persons Team is to:

  • Undertake Viability and Schedule 4 assessments to a good standard.
  • Undertake Full SGO and Kinship Assessments to a good standard and to court ordered timescales.
  • To present Viability/Schedule 4 Assessments to the Fostering & Adoption Panel for Regulation 25 extensions.
  • To present Kinship Assessments to the Fostering & Adoption Panel for full approval.
  • To supervise Regulations 24 & 25 carers until a final approval by the Fostering & Adoption Panel.
  • To complete court ordered statements to a good standard.
  • To present cases at the Practice Support Group meetings and actively participate in the session drawing on their experience and understanding on research and theories impinging on the child/family dynamics.
  • To develop sound child centred SGO support plans collaboratively with the Child’s Social Worker.
  • To assist the Finance Officer in undertaking financial assessments of SGO/Kinship carers in a timely manner.
  • To present completed financial assessments to the Finance Panel prior to the granting of SGO orders by the court.
  • To undertake a Foster carers assessment for new carers to a good standard within timescale and present to the Fostering & Adoption Panel for approval.


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

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