Contract: Fixed Term, Full Time
We are seeking an experienced Social Worker to join our specialist multi-disciplinary Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) team attached to the Court.The specialist team is a combination of Tavistock and Portman and Coram employees and staff come from a mixture of different disciplines. The FDAC team partners with the family court to provide an accessible, community based assessment and intervention service for high needs families with a history of substance misuse.
FDAC is currently working in 9 London Boroughs (Camden, Southwark, Lambeth, Croydon, Sutton, Bromley, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston), increasing to 13 (to include Redbridge, Havering, Waltham Forest & Barking & Dagenham) in by January 2021, operating across 4 courts (Central Family Court, Corydon Magistrates Court, West London Court and East London Family Court). FDAC has a central office base in Clapham Junction however, the role will require travel when necessary.
About the role
Your role will require you to undertake comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessments, plan programmes to meet the needs of service users, undertake direct work with parents and children, and partner with the team to deliver interventions.Your role will also require you to provide regular reports to Court, be a regular attendee at the Court and support your allocated families through the FDAC proceedings at the Inner London family Proceedings Court.
You will have substantial demonstrable experience as a qualified Social Worker in child protection/ looked after children/ care proceedings, with experience working with families with drug and alcohol misuse issues and domestic violence. Solid experience is needed in case work planning, court work, assessment, coordination, monitoring and review coupled with an ability to work with a challenging client group and children with complex needs. You will have a Dip SW, CQSW or equivalent Social Work qualification and be registered with the HCPC.
If you are a motivated individual with superior organisation and interpersonal skills, and want to be considered for this opportunity apply now.
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Please note CVs will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.
Closing date: 23:59, Friday 7th August 2020
Interview: To be confirmed
Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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