This is an experienced practitioner role, expected to undertake cases independently and demonstrating an ability to adapt the approach from first principles to deal with more complex or unusual case, assessing and managing risks appropriately.
Work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help them express their needs and make informed decisions and contribute to service planning. LAC Team.
Qualified Social Worker with current HCPC Registration, required for Children and Families Team based in Greenwich, London.
A minimum of 5 years UK post qualification experience is required in a similar post.
All candidates must have an Enhanced DBS issued within the last 12 months or be registered with the DBS update service.
All applicant must have the right to work in the UK and hold a recognised Social Work qualification in order to be considered for this role.
To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives/targets.
To participate in One to One Performance Development Reviews/Appraisals and contribute to the identification of your own and team development needs
To actively promote the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Diversity Strategy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place.
To ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 etc., the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work.
To fully understand and be aware of the commitment to Section 17 of the ‘Duty of Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to prevent crime and disorder’.
At the discretion of the Head of Service, such other activities as may from time to time may be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above.
To work with all service users, setting clear objectives, based on focused assessments established in partnership, but led by users
To work directly with individuals to establish their wishes and feelings, using a variety of techniques, as required.
To develop outcome focussed care plans and commissioning plans
To work at all times in an anti-discriminatory way, consistent with Thurrock Equal Opportunities Policy
To work within accepted standards of customer care and to provide a respectful and sensitive service at all times
To keep up to date with research findings and new thinking within the social work field.
To identify training needs and to be aware of self-development needs
To attend relevant training courses and workshops as appropriate
To be available for supervision, as required and to prepare for supervisory sessions, as required by the Team Manager
To participate in duty rotas, as required
To contribute to the progression of the departmental Service plans
work in a manner that recognises the diversity of the population and that particularly responds to the needs of women, people from minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities
To ensure all work undertaken is person centred in its approach and outcome
To adhere Inter Agency Safeguarding procedures and to follow any policies and procedures that may be laid down by Thurrock Community Well-Being Directorate
To identify cases with relevant managers that requires a safeguarding referral or response
To undertake capacity assessments under MCA as necessary
To provide reports to meetings, as necessary, of a high standard and within the proper timescales
To working closely with colleagues in health and the voluntary and Independent sectors
Information for Applicants: The Person Specification provides an outline of the experience, skills and abilities we expect the successful candidate to possess. You should match your own skills, experience, and abilities to those listed below. Tell us in what way you have carried out the criteria asked for. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria alone if approved by client.
Skills and Abilities – Essential
- To be able to form a quick and effective working relationships with service users, partner agencies and other professionals.
- To be able to work directly with Children, using a variety of techniques
- To demonstrate skills in partnership, working with users and other agencies.
- Understanding of how to support Children and Young Adults to achieve positive outcomes
- To be able to provide literate and well-written reports.
- Ability to enable someone to lead in creating imaginative care packages.
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to evidenced based practice.
Skills and Abilities – Desirable
Active listening and other counselling skills
Special Knowledge – Essential
- Knowledge of statutory social work legislation
Experience – Essential
- Experience of working within local government, voluntary or independent sector.
Experience of direct work with Children and Young Adults
Other Requirements – Essential
- DipSW/ BA (hons) or equivalent
- Some understanding and awareness of the Personalisation agenda for Adult Social care
An ability to use IT and client databases
Equality – Essential
An understanding of equality issues and how this impacts on work within Childrens Social care