Amersham Social Worker SW2706

  • Temporary
  • Home counties
  • Role: Rolling contract
  • Salary: To £28 Umbrella
  • Reference: SW2706
  • Posted 3 months ago

SW Locums are lookiing to a ppoint a qualified social worker with UK Experience to co-ordinate and deliver a range of social work services to children, young people and their families in the area. This post is within  Safeguarding, Children with Disabilities.

Key Requirements:

  • Ability to work flexibly in order to meet the demands of the job.
  • Ability to travel to a number of diverse locations across the county within the working day.
  • Ability to undertake duties involving moving and handling when necessary.
  • Access to / use of a vehicle is an essential requirement.

You must be competent and able to demonstrate:

  • Relate theory to practice.
  • Assess and evaluate.
  • Plan and review.
  • Communicate in writing to a high level (produce reports).
  • Communicate orally to a high level (present information clearly to service users/colleagues and other agencies).
  • Make and sustain effective working relationships with service users and colleagues.
  • Manage workload/time.
  • Have good interpersonal skills.
  • IT skills.
  • Work on own initiative and seek support and guidance as appropriate.
  • Manage stress.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of diversity for employees and service users.

Sustain commitment and enthusiasm.

Duties: 

  1. Following referral, to establish the service user’s eligibility for assessment and determine the level of assessment required.
  2. To work as part of the duty system.
  3. To undertake assessments in conjunction with the service user, their parents or carers and other agencies.
  4. Together with the service user and/or their parents or carers, to produce a care plan that will meet the needs of the service user and which takes account of policies, guidelines and procedures.
  5. Liaise appropriately with Legal Services and represent the Service in court as required.
  6. To promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children’s Act 1989 criteria, and taking account of other relevant legislation as appropriate.
  7. To ensure that the views of children and young people are represented at each stage throughout the process.
  8. Work with Social Care managers to ensure that the agreed care plan can be provided within the available resources and budget.
  9. To monitor the care being provided to ensure that the needs are continuing to be met and to undertake reviews of the needs and service.
  10. To reassess service user’s needs periodically and, where appropriate, to amend the care plan following consultation with the service user and/or their parents or carers.
  11. To provide ongoing support and advice to service users and parents or carers.
  12. To identify areas of need which cannot be met and to systematically record and report the unmet need to the Team Manager.
  13. To bring to the notice of the Team Manager any instances of perceived failure of a provider to deliver the agreed level of service.
  14. To maintain all necessary records and documentation in line with policies and procedures, and use computerised information systems as appropriate.
  15. At Range 7 you may be asked to supervise and appraise a number of staff within a team.
  16. To assist with the development of standards of practice and training and development activities.
  17. To take part in working groups, sub-groups, etc. both within and outside the service.
  18. To be aware of the Council’s aims, organisational values and behaviours and their impact on this post.
  19. To participate in the Council’s performance management processes.
  20. To carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Council’s diversity policy.
  21. To carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the County Council in health and safety matters.

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Due to the sensitive nature of the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake a criminal record check as part of the recruitment process.