Outreach Social Worker/Senior Social Worker

Posted 29 October by Harrow Council

Social Worker / Senior Social Worker, Outreach Social Worker, Migrant Families.

One year fixed term contract to be reviewed after a year with a possible extension for a further year.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Leaving Care Team

Grade: G8 - G10 £31,240 to £41,292 and Market Supplementary payment of £1,500

Harrow Council’s Children and Young People Service is looking for a Social Worker / Senior Social Worker to join the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Leaving Care team (UASC & LCT).

The post holder will report to the Deputy Team Manager or Team Manager and will play a pivotal role in the development of a new service.

This is a new post providing a service to migrant families and unaccompanied minors delivering a service that contributes to positive outcomes for children, families, agencies and the community. The post holder will develop links with migrant communities and identify unmet need. The worker will undertake preventative and enabling work with migrant families and their children. He/she will develop and put into effect programmes aimed at social inclusion and integration.

The post holder will be line managed in the UASC & LC Service. The team consists of 1 Team Manager, 2 Deputy Team Managers, Qualified Social Workers, Social Care Assistants, Support Workers and a teacher.

The post holder will have experience of consulting with service users and participating on focusing on the needs of children and young people. In addition they will be used to working together with professionals and in partnership with families using best practice standards and evidence based outcomes.

The post holder will have a recognised Social Work qualification (e.g. CQSW, Dip SW or equivalent) and must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council for admittance to the Social Care Register from 1st April 2005.

To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:

  • Detailed knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and other legislation relating to children and migrant families plus other statutory regulations, guidance and procedures.
  • A knowledge of current Immigration Laws and Guidance.
  • An understanding of the issues confronting migrant families and the barriers to integration and social inclusion.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the 'Framework for the Assessment of Children and their Families.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of different people including users and professionals and community groups.
  • Experience of formulating support, protection and care plans which consider the range of services appropriate to meeting the needs of children/young people and their parents/carers and families.
  • Ability to build empathetic and supportive relationships with children/young people and their families.
  • The ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of service providers both from statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Able to communicate clearly and directly both verbally and in writing, with the use of interpreters and translators when required

You will need a clear understanding of the needs of migrant families and the community as a whole. Central to the success of the post is the ability to work with the community and assist social integration and inclusion.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ian Poole on

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Reference: 39247970

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