SW Locums are seeking a highly motivated and experienced social worker capable of working autonomously with additional supervision provided only in exceptional circumstances. You must have Court Experience to work in this Children in Care team.
Although temporary, we have had previous workers in similar posts for well over 2 years.
The post requires all applicants to have current HCPC Registration. The successful candidate will be capable of managing situations that are more complex with higher levels of risk and uncertainty. Act as role model and mentor to less experienced colleagues and begin to identify and develop areas of knowledge and expertise that are above the minimum requirements for the role, whilst sharing these with colleagues and other professionals. You will take an active role in effective team working and understand the team’s relationships with other services.
Purpose of the Job:
Manage a Children & Families caseload of higher levels of complexity, involving the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate action, to ensure that resources to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families. The postholder should be working in line with the Social Care Capability Framework.(SCCF)
Raise the standard of professional work within the team by contributing to training initiatives and
“in-house” core training courses whilst consolidating a breadth of social work practice.
Degree in Social Work (Dip HE/Degree or Post Grad) and registration as a social worker with the Health Care Professional’s
ASYE must be completed if more the 2 years post qualified
Relevant experience to demonstrate the capabilities required.
Use of systemic model of practice e.g. Signs of Safety
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Good interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with children, families and colleagues.
Ability to prioritise and to work effectively on own initiative as well as within a team
Good report-writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly in writing
Undertake high quality assessments and develop and review plans
Ability to work within a court setting
Working knowledge of child development and demonstrate an ability to underpin practice with a theoretical base, including
attachment theory and the needs of Looked After
Children/Children in Need/children in the Child Protection system
Working knowledge of legislation, policies, frameworks and regulations.
Working knowledge of County procedures relating to Looked
After Children/Children in Need/Child Protection
Knowledge of family court proceedings
Knowledge of factors relating to adults including mental health, domestic violence, substance misuse
Commitment to personal learning and development
Commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity
Commitment to HCPC Code of Conduct
Demonstrate a commitment to supervision and reflective practice
Ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day
Competencies are set within the knowledge and skills statements contained in the Social Care Capability Framework.
Initiate and develop close working partnerships with statutory agencies, voluntary and private sector agencies, carers and those with parental responsibility in order to facilitate good outcomes for children and their families.
Complete effective and timely recording of accurate information using agreed systems.
Maintain a good working knowledge of legislation, local policies and procedures, particularly those relating to Looked After Children, Children in Need and Child Protection, acting in line with these to ensure consistency and a high quality of service delivery.
Attend training courses and other development opportunities as agreed with line manager to ensure compliance with HCPC and SCCF requirements
Our procedures comply with DPA and your application will be processed and stored appropriately.