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Qualified Social Worker - Hackney Council

Job Title: Qualified Social Worker - Hackney Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hackney
Salary: £31 per hour
REF: NYKBS020720
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

Hackney Council - Qualified Social Worker – Children’s Social Care

Full Time: Monday – Friday – 9-5 

Pay Rate: £31ph

Broad Purpose:

To provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. 

To assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.

Key Accountabilities:

Each of the five key accountabilities is outlined below.  Each area is divided into two sections: the desired outcome and the activities required to meet that outcome.


Outcome: To provide a clear and accurate assessment of a child and his/her family’s needs in line with statutory guidance

To undertake interviews, observation and gather information from children, families and other agencies.  To analyse, summarise and evaluate this information to provide a holistic assessment of a child’s needs

To understand the context of child development, parenting capacity and family and environmental factors in which to establish the needs of an individual child

To assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework

To provide written and verbal reports which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence

To review and reassess when necessary and be open to a change of view in response to new evidence

Planning and service delivery:

Outcome: To provide focused and purposeful social work interventions with explicit aims and objectives about desired outcomes within the context of managing risk to children

On the basis of assessed needs, to devise written plans for intervention and/or care for children and their families

To work closely with the therapist assigned to the Social Work Unit and take advice in devising and implementing clinical interventions with children and their families, in various settings including family homes

To carry out planned interventions using a range of tried and tested methodologies including systemic and social learning theory approaches

To use research findings and statutory guidance to inform social work practice

To utilise problem solving skills within the context of a professional relationship with parents and their children

To develop and manage Child Protection Plans for all children on the Child Protection Register in line with child protection procedures

To provide and present concise reports about complex information in line with the requirements of the London Child Protection Procedures, and the court

To acquire knowledge about different groups, races and cultures which inform service delivery and to understand the impact of racism and discrimination on children and their families

To work within a flexible framework in order to meet the demands of the service outside usual 9-5 hours

To undertake any other duties as directed by managers in accordance with the needs of the service

4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on or call 0208 514 9137