Reading Social Worker SWC3AF

  • Temporary
  • Home counties
  • Role: Rolling temporary contract
  • Salary: To £38 Umbrella
  • Reference: SWC3AF
  • Posted 3 months ago

SW Locums are looking to source the services of a Children’s Social Care Worker, who is capable of holding an allocated case load which will include a range of child in need, child
protection and looked after children, dependent on experience. To carry out a range
of tasks and interventions to benefit the welfare of the child.

Candidates require a minimum of 3 years UK experience in a similar post.

Must have experience within a R&A or equiv team

Need to be a car driver with own vehicle

Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. With clear supervision have an allocated caseload, deemed suitable for an
NQSW/social worker and undertake assessments and where appropriate arrange
accommodation for children and young people.
2. To work within RBC’s policy procedures and good practice guidelines in order to meet
most effectively the needs of the children and families allocated to you.
3. To work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help
them make informed decisions, engender change, enabling them to clarify and
express their needs and contribute to service planning.
4. To develop and maintain positive working relationships with service users and other
5. To keep up-to-date with contemporary issues in children’s social work including
legislation, evidence based practice and to attend relevant training and development
6. To liaise with colleagues in own, other directorates and external agencies in order to
gather information relevant to assessment and care planning activities, jointly plan
and deliver interventions.
7. Maintain and update case notes and other records, write reports as required; if
required, give evidence in court in relation to care proceedings.
8. Participate in planning/reviewing the cases of children in care; supervise
fostering/adoption arrangements.
9. To act as lead professional with regards to Core groups etc. Lead and monitor multiagency
actions and objectives.
10.When working with families, to recognise, monitor and assess risk. To escalate risk to
supervisors in a timely manner to plan mitigating actions.
11.To work in a manner which is consistent with and upholds Reading Borough Council’s
Equal Opportunities Policy.