CHILDREN'S SOCIAL WORKER (Newly Qualified) - Wirral - RQ422107
United Kingdom || Birkenhead || || CH41 1ND
1. Provide information and support to enable people, groups and communities to access universal services, commission a range of services designed to minimise risks, and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, carers/carer groups and communities. 2. Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, families and carers. 3. Liaise with colleagues in own and other departments and external agencies in order to gather information relevant to assessment and reviewing of care planning activities. 4. Accurately record and critically analyse information, following organisational policies and meeting organisational responsibilities for safeguarding. 5. Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, applying your skills knowledge and professional judgement within the council and agency requirements helping to ensure seamless service responses to individuals with multiple needs. 6. Undertake social work with families in order to reduce the need for care or accommodation and a range of community care and safeguarding assessments in accordance with relevant statutory requirements, identifying risks, and appropriate support plans. 7. Maintain and update case notes and other records, write reports as required. 8. Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns, alongside a more experienced Social Worker where appropriate. 9. When required give evidence in Court in relation to Care Proceedings or other Court related matters.
Essential Criteria Qualifications: Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent. Be registered with the HCPC and able to evidence this. Knowledge & Skills: Able to demonstrate practice which supports the core principles of the College of Social Work and Families and Wellbeing Directorate. Knowledge of legislation relevant to the Service Area. Understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements. Able to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of people including families and professionals. Able to demonstrate organisational skills. Awareness of current practice issues and challenges facing Social Workers. Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice. Able to work with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, irrespective of their circumstances and background. H:\Corporate Services\HRManagement\CYPD OFSTED HROD team\Career Progression Framework\Revised draft JD CPF\Final Versions 28th Nov 17\PC0001G JD Social Worker (NQSW - Band H) Final 171128.docPage 4 of 5 Must be willing to move across teams according to the needs of the service. An understanding of and an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work in partnership with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, colleagues in the council and partner agencies. Ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English. Experience: Working with vulnerable individuals and families.
You must have:
- A professional qualification in Social Work
- Social Work England registration or Social Care Wales registration for North Wales.
- Enhanced DBS/Update service.
- References required for the last 5 years of employment.
What's on offer for the Social Worker?
- Excellent competitive pay rate
- Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
- Desirable location with excellent transport links
- A stable and well-supported working environment
Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:
- 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
- Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
- Recommend a friend bonus scheme
- “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
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