SW Locums are looking for a qualified Social Worker to work in the Assessment and Brokerage Team in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT), in Wales. This role is working in the Children with Additional Needs (CANS)Team/Families Plus Team
You must hold a current Enhanced DBS and have a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience in the UK in a Statutory role.
- Accessing Personal Social Services
- Engaging in a structured conversation with those making initial enquiry of the service and evaluating any information given;
- Giving information, advice/and or sign- posting to other services;
- Apply eligibility criteria/thresholds to make a judgement on whether a referral is appropriate;
- Assessing urgency of response required to a referral;
- Assessing initial level of priority of a referral;
- Making initial enquiries, e.g. other agencies, contacts;
- Accurately and fully recording referral information in accordance with departmental procedures;
- Ensuring the timely transfer of referral information in accordance with departmental procedures and time scales;
- Safeguarding the welfare of a vulnerable child at immediate risk of harm.
- Evaluating the nature of possible needs based on referral information and any previous records;
- Making enquiries, e.g. inter-agency contact;
- Making arrangements for an appointment and/or visit for assessment;
- Engaging in direct work with children and carer/s;
- Adopting a creative and holistic approach whilst exploring options;
- Adopting a Solution Focused approach to working with families;
- Working with children and carers, social workers seek to enhance their problem solving capabilities in a way that support maximum independence and choice;
- Considering with children/ young people individual’s and carers, options to best meet the outcomes identified and assist in making informed decisions;
- Seeking to maximise the financial and material resources available to service users from all possible sources;
- Recording unmet need;
- Collating the findings of the assessment and completing assessment documentation in accordance with statutory guidance, legislation and departmental procedures and time-scales;
- Ensuring that case file recording is completed in accordance with departmental policy and procedures and policy;
- Ensuring that electronically held records are completed and/or updated in accordance with departmental policy and procedures;
- Attending inter-agency meetings/liaison, e.g. Child Protection Conferences and strategy meetings.
Planning and managing Care:
- Promote the empowerment of children and carer/s through agreeing desired outcomes that promote independence;
- Agreeing a range of services to meet the identified outcome with children and carer/s;
- Obtaining appropriate management authorisation prior to the commencement of support plans;
- Negotiating, arranging and confirming resources with service providers to meet outcomes;
- Recording and disseminating care plan in accordance with requirements, legislation and departmental procedures;
- Completing commissioning/contracting documentation in accordance with departmental policy and time scales;
- Attending inter-agency meetings/liaison, e.g. Child Protection Conferences, and planning meetings;
- Identifying the risk of abuse, failure to protect, harm to self or others and assess the need for intervention in such situations;
- Participating in statutory processes to promote and protect the well-being of vulnerable children and/or adults including investigation where appropriate;
- To contribute operational knowledge and expertise to the process of service review and development as well as developing local implementation strategies for new legislation, guidance and advice.
Monitoring and Reviewing Provision
- Arranging and co-ordinating review of any plans for the family;
- Engaging directly with children/families/carers/ in the review of the support plan and agreeing changes where necessary;
- Negotiating and agreeing changes to plan with providers and other agencies involved;
- Completing review documentation in accordance with departmental policy and time scales;
- Ensuring that children and families are aware of complaints procedures and advocacy services.
At SW Locums you will benefit from working for an agency established for over 11 years and with over 100 years combined social work experience.
you will also receive:
- Access to our knowledge base from our vastly experienced consultants, who will offer you confident and accurate advice.
- Great rates of pay.
- No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
- Fastest and accurate payments available.
- Contact available 24/7.
- Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
- Free DBS and compliance service.
- Access to on-going training opportunities.
- Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
- Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
SW Locums follow the government guidelines on ensuring safety of all during the risk of Covid-19.
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.