Advanced Children’s Social Worker – #RQ1228561

Job Description

The following is essential criteria, please do not apply without:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

To provide a comprehensive social work service in a variety of settings within a framework of relevant legislation and procedures, supporting children, young people, families and groups within the community. Social Workers will take responsibility for a caseload according to qualifications and experience.

• To form, develop and maintain professional relationships with children and young people and their families through direct casework, supervision, shared activity and counselling, in such a way that the child/young person’s family’s needs are met.

• To provide a service, which meets primary needs, promotes development, and assists behavioural difficulties and vulnerabilities

• To identify and assess risk of abuse, failure to protect, or harm to children.

• To advise senior managers as to any concerns in respect of children/young people with particular reference to there being at risk of abuse or harm.

• To identify, contribute to and suggest ideas for good practice and its development, and to take a lead in a special area of responsibility.

• To value, recognise and respect the diversity, expertise and experience of individuals, families and carers and enable them to make informed decisions and express their needs.

• To challenge discrimination, disadvantage and other forms of inequality, injustice and oppressive practice.

• To maximise the financial and material resources available to service users and carer(s) from all possible sources and ensure value for money care packages.

• Ensure that service users and carers are aware of the Department’s Complaints procedures.

• To case manage child protection work.

• To understand the changing culture, health and social needs of the locality to inform current and future practice and service provision.

• To establish good practice by example

• To provide verbal and written information to aid care planning activities and to provide evidence for assessment of need and care plan approaches.

• To implement designated actions from care plans.

• To gather and interpret information on agreed criteria related to the care of a client or implementation of procedures.

• To lead meetings to define care planning activities and to evaluate evidence for assessment of need and care plan approaches.

• To set up mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating delegated actions from care plans.

• To derive and interpret information related to the care of a service user or implementation of procedures

• To communicate effectively and in the best interests of the client in case conferences, planning meetings, discussions with clients/families, inter-agency personnel, team members and in staff supervision.

• If required, to give evidence in court in relation to care.

• To work within established protocols, negotiate expectations/roles in liaison with others, e.g. in the key worker role / in multi agency working. • To represent the Team as required on behalf of a service user – this includes representing individuals and the dept/team in meetings/conference.

• To attend child protection meetings.

• To appropriately challenge the judgements and decisions of others where there is evidence that the needs of those you are working with are not being met.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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