SW Locums are looking for a reliable and dedicated, Qualified Social Worker with HCPC Registration and DBS for this post based in the Social Care team, working with children aged 0 – 18.
This is for the Children in Need team. Social Workers should have sufficient experience in CP and assessment work, and be able to manage complex caseloads.
The successful candidate will provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. To assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.
With SW Locums you can expect:
A highly experienced recruitment consultant with over 15 years experience in recruiting for Social Work who will assist you with everything from Career guidance to updating you with regards to all the new vacancies arising daily.
Suitably matched job search, ensuring you are not sent to unsuitable interviews.
The sectors fastest and accurate payroll service
Instant telephone communication with a human being. NO Automated telephone queue.
To undertake interviews, observation and gather information from children, families and other agencies
To analyse, summarise and evaluate this information to provide a holistic assessment of a child’s needs
To understand the context of child development, parenting capacity, family and environmental factors in which to establish the needs of an individual child
To provide written and verbal reports which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence
On the basis of assessed needs, to devise written plans for intervention and/or care for children and their families
To utilise problem solving skills within the context of a professional relationship with parents and their children
To develop and manage Child Protection Plans for all children on the Child Protection Register in line with child protection procedures
To manage the workload as directed, organise, and plan work activities taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities
To maintain case records, keeping case files well organised, up to date and able to provide concise and accurate information about a child’s circumstances and plans
To respond to contacts and requests from other agencies in a timely manner
To maintain management information about children and their families by inputting data in line with the IT frameworks which have been adopted by the service
Essential Skills and Experience Needed:
Knowledge and understanding of child development, parenting capacity, environmental factors and risk and protective factors
Ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for case work with children and families
An understanding of relationship management and the capacity to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships
Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of key children’s agencies
An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
Must have a minimum of 2 years recent experience working within Frontline Children’s Services
All applicants must be Social Work Qualified with a valid HCPC registration