SW Locums are looking for an experienced senior social worker within the Assessment team, to carry out single child and family assessment, initial child protection and court work to safeguard and promote the children in need / at risk.
Must be HCPC Registered and hold a current enhanced DBS issued within the past 12 months or be registered with the DBS update service.
To facilitate and undertake comprehensive risk assessments of children and families and carry a complex caseload involving multi-disciplinary work. This includes court work, child protection and permanency planning.
To undertake specific tasks for absent colleagues on cases requiring action under the direction of the team manager/duty manager.
Chairing meetings, where appropriate, under direction of the team manager/duty manager.
To undertake student supervision and to be active student practice teachers.
To be responsible for setting up and facilitating local induction plans for new staff.
To take responsibility for updating specialist knowledge in a relevant area, developing practice and creating and updating information systems.
To represent the Department on working groups or liaison meetings involving Health, Housing and other agencies.
To contribute to local and departmental training on practice issues in line with departmental policies and procedures, in light of research findings and in line with the Divisional Training Strategy.
To supervise Family Support Workers by agreement with the Team Manager (Senior Social Workers will only be able to supervise Family Support Workers after supervising at least 2 student placements).
To draw up the duty rota.