Qualified Social Worker - Family Support & Protection

Recruiter
Evergood Associates
Location
Southend-on-Sea
Salary
28.00 - 32.00 GBP Hourly
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Expires
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Evergood Associates are currently supporting our client based in Southend in recruiting for 2 Qualified Social Workers to join their Family Support & Protection Team.

Main Purpose of the Job

To provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people appropriate to experience and capabilities. To ensure the highest of professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.
  • To investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice
  • To develop practice, that takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs.
  • To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures
  • To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
  • To ensure the Team Manager is kept fully appraised of problems arising from workload and seek advice as and when necessary.
  • Where appropriate to act as the duty worker for the team, responding to queries and issues.
  • To use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
  • To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.
  • To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
  • To use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required which are appropriate for grades of posts up to and including the grade of this post. This will include covering for other posts

Working with Evergood Associates offers you a number of benefits including:

  • Your own dedicated specialist consultant
  • Access to the widest variety of social work jobs across local authorities and private organisations throughout the UK
  • Reliable Payroll run on a weekly basis
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • GBP150 recommend a friend scheme

If you would like to find out more, apply for this position or enquire about similar roles please call Mark Thompson on ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to