SW Locums are looking to recruit an experienced, HCPC Registered Qualified Social Worker to work in Horsham, South of London. This post is within the Children & Family, Access and intervention team.
The location is an easy commute distance from almost anywhere. Office within a 5 min walk of station. What makes us a good place to be here, is high morale from social workers, good retention of permanent workers and agency social workers. Social workers will get supervision every two weeks and a caseload of up to 23 children. The client will let social workers work from home once per week and offer flexibility in hours.
Sometimes, the frequency of working from home can be greater but this will be for discussion with the practice manager.
The post will be to provide a social work service to children and families arising out of the Council’s duties and powers under legislation and regulations, Council and Departmental policies and procedures.
To hold a caseload, including cases in court proceedings, and undertake a range of duties and responsibilities on behalf of the Department specified in the Children’s Act 2004, Every Child Matters and such other legislation as is or may be appropriate to work with children and their families.
The role involves regular direct work, joint working, home visits and reflective sessions with clients, colleagues and partners.
The post holder will be expected to undertake s47 Child Protection Enquiries, Child and Family Assessments. Court work is also a likelihood so experience in this area is an advantage.
The post holder will be expected to attend relevant meetings such as Initial and Review Child Protection Case Conferences, Child In Need Meetings/Reviews, court hearings, as well as hospital/health led psycho-social meetings with our health colleagues within the hospital. A high level of written and verbal communication skills is essential for this post in addition to strong organisational/time management skills.
All placements via SW Locums are strictly undertaken following the governments guidelines on ensuring safety of all during the risk of Covid-19.