SW Locums are looking for a Qualified Social Worker who is able to use their professional knowledge and experience, to carry out the duties of a professional Social Worker within Specialist Childrens Services.
You will be gathering and analysing information and with the needs of the Adult as central, developing and implementing care plan and effective intervention that will ensure the adults safety and well being in line with policy and legislation and professional codes of practice.
The social worker will carry out the Council’s duties in respect to 1989
Children Act and subsequent legislation, using their professional skills to carry
out child centred assessments, in line with the assessment framework and
looked after children regulations, and develop, implement, monitor and review
effective care plans and interventions to improve the safety, well being and
development of the child.
All applicants must be HCPC Registererd and hold a current enhanced DBS issued within the past 12 months or be registered with the DBS update service.
The role is full time paying up to £28 per hour.
This occurs within a framework of line management and professional
supervision. This is a high risk area of work, where assessment, analysis and
judgement, the skills of building trust and credibility and of listening to children
are all critical to ensuring good outcomes. The social worker will work in an
authoritative and systemic way with the whole family and key services to
improve care and outcomes for the child.
Develops, implements and monitors family support plans and children in care
plans through regular reviews in line with statutory time scales. Recording fully
within ICS, including a high level of analysis.
Ensuring assessments are carried out effectively, speaking to/ observing the child,
and within timescales so that his/her care needs are clearly identified and
Devise and implement clear child care plans and interventions
appropriate for each case to address identified needs.
Manage a complex Child Care workload with professional supervision
from the Team Manager/Deputy Team Manager.
Accurate individual case records are maintained electronically and
reports are provided as required.
Attend regular supervisory meetings with team manager and/or a senior
member regularly to monitor progress and identify development needs
Works closely with other agencies and services in a co-operative way,
sharing information and planning care together to meet the needs of the
The role requires regular liaison with colleagues in the directorate, across the
Council and in partner agencies, showing a high level of collaborative interagency
working to meet the needs of the child.
The role of a social worker is a challenging one, requiring a range of complex
skills and a sound knowledge base from which to practice. Of paramount
importance are the skills and knowledge required to carry out high quality
assessments and implement effective interventions with families. Social
workers must possess an understanding of both the physical and emotional
development of children and young people, have the ability to make positive
relationships with families and other professionals and possess strong report
writing and oral skills. Social workers also need to be confident, articulate,
professional and energetic, and possess emotional resilience and
This is a crucial responsive front line role demanding a good level of critical
thinking and creativity, and the need to work at a fast pace. Directly
responsible for supporting children within their families or in care settings,
taking timely action to protect children and working with other services to
ensure their needs are met across all 5 Every Child Matters outcomes.
The role works in a difficult and often challenging and confrontational area and
the client group by its nature is one which is often “in crisis”. Therefore, the
role may be exposed to unhygienic environments and may face aggression or
threats. At this level, the role will encounter these situations more frequently.
The role holder is responsible for confidentiality and the security of data, and
for equipment issued to them i.e. lap tops, tablets and mobile telephones.