Children’s Social Worker – #RQ1226997

Job Description

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

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

£33 per hour – Court Team Social Worker

To manage an allocated caseload of upto 6 sets of Care Proceedings, which includes routine social work interventions/statutory work, hold care planning meetings and PEP meetings, completing reviews, direct work with young people, being or sourcing advocacy for young people we work with as well as escalating those that are more complex and require a higher level of professional input.

Excellent time management enabling Court timetables to be adhered to, running multiple assessments at the same, referring families and young people to relevant services during proceedings, engaging multi agency teams to ensure the care plan and permanence plan meets the childs needs now and in the future.

Social Workers will be able to take on increasing levels of complexity, responsibility and independent decision making in their area of work. This includes working as part of a team providing support to a children who are at risk, their families and carers.

Working with young people, foster carers and their families to identify and assess risks and identify support that minimizes risk, guided on practice through management supervision.

To undertake assessments, develop and design care plans and other appropriate plans e.g. Education plans, and recommend, when required, any identified need for external support/ provision from appropriate providers, working within budgets, and working in partnership with all services to ensure best use of resources and ensure necessary approvals are gained, when required.

To adapt and apply Social Worker techniques to ensure approach meets the needs of the individuals/ people , their families and carers in need of support and work in partnership with others. To promote positive outcomes by taking appropriate action in the provision of professional support, advice and decisions to ensure that all individuals referred have a plan based on an assessment of need and that such plans are evidence based, recorded, reviewed and modified as appropriate.

To ensure practice and subsequent decisions safeguard the welfare of children and make decisions in the best interest of the child.

Post holders allocated to a Team which operates a duty system, will be required to undertake duty on a rota basis, respond immediately and effectively to cases that arise, understanding the recording system to identify the case and those who may/may not be involved including other professionals, undertaking assessments and planning around immediate crisis responses to ensure proportionate response to the situation, whilst recognizing and managing potential risks.

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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