SW Locums are looking for experienced qualified social workers and Senior Practitioners for a number of posts within Children’s Services. All applicants are required to hold a current HCPC Registration and an Enhanced DBS Issued within the past 12 months (or be registered with the DBS Update Service). These posts are in Front Line Child Protection.
With SW Locums you will experience an unorthodox approach to support, speaking to a dedicated team who actually take interest in you as a social worker and as a person. We always ensure you are at ease with your posting, ensuring you are paid on time and accurately each week.
Job Purpose of this post
To undertake professional and comprehensive casework for a complex caseload of children and young people.
To maintain high professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods, ensuring that you are abreast of new developments. Provide guidance and support to less experienced staff to help them develop their professional skills and knowledge.
As lead professional, to contribute to the provision of good quality services which integrate government and local initiatives and guidance (including Working Together, Child Protection procedures, Looked After Children’s processes, the Assessment Framework and Common Assessment Framework).
Knowledge & Experience
Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:
Experience of identifying the needs of children and young people and establishing targeted
planning to meet their needs.
Practical experience producing in depth and analytical assessments for complex cases
Experience of multi-disciplinary working with children and families and chairing formal multidisciplinary meetings
Experience of undertaking assessments and writing court reports and presenting evidence in court.
Knowledge of child protection, looked after children, and associated child in need socialwork practice issues
Knowledge of methods of social work intervention.
In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, guidance and policies.
Knowledge and understanding of the framework for the assessments of children in need and their families.
Contemporary knowledge of social work applications, i.e. attachment theory, enabling change, parenting and kinship assessments, behaviour and behaviour management.
Skills & Abilities
- Good IT skills
- Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Ability to write appropriate reports and keep documents up to date.
- Ability to mentor colleagues and develop assessment skills
- Ability, through reflection, to analyse, interpret and make positive plans.
- Think analytically to solve problems and issues, making rational, realistic and sound judgements.