Experience in children and families work.
An understanding of assessment and an ability to organise and maintain systems/recording. Knowledge of child care legislation, guidance and regulations which pertain to Looked after Children and safeguarding.
Experience in undertaking assessments
Experience of the case management of Looked after Children
Merton Age Assessment Compliant Training
Experience of working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children and children who are at risk of trafficking or exploitation
Ability to work unsupervised, under pressure and to demanding timescales
Adapt to new situations and to learn new skills
Assessment and analytical skills
Good communication skills, mature attitude
Ability to work with other staff in teams co-operatively and helpfully
Clear understanding of confidentiality
Demonstrate ability to work effectively and positively with colleagues within safeguarding group, including managers, in order to achieve best outcomes for the child.
Commitment to use of Information Technology
Demonstrate ability to work effectively with professionals colleagues in multi-disciplinary framework to meet identified needs of the child.
Ability to work outside normal office hours
Car use essential – alternative arrangements will be discussed with disabled candidates
Ability to work creatively and positively, to use initiative and flexibly to meet needs of the team and the service