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Blackpool - social worker - AST

  • Location

    Blackpool, Lancashire

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    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £34 - £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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our client Blackpool council are looking for a social worker to join their AST team.

We require and experienced agency social worker within our Assessment and Support Team (AST). Our Assessment and Support team operates at the front door to assess the needs or risk of the children and families of Blackpool. We are working hard to build an environment to share knowledge and build a learning culture that promotes a strong working relationships with children and families and also partner agencies to gain an understanding of the daily lived experience of our children, with a clear focus on improvement in the quality of practice. We are now seeking experienced and agency social worker to join our team to support our improvement journey where we are developing a model of practice that focusses on strengthening families with a restorative practice approach.

What you will bring:

A proven track record, experience of working and managing a caseload of child in need, child protection and assessing complex children and young people's needs in Children's Services.
Social Work qualification Dip SW, BA (Hons) and/or Masters in Social Work.
Social Work England Registration
You will also need to have the Eligibility to Work in the UK, The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.
Enthusiastic to work within a team and independently with a manageable caseload and a good level of opportunities for career progression and training.
Demonstrate an ability to build high quality relationship with children and families and across Children's Services with internal and external partners.
Effectively discharge Local Authority Statutory duties in relation to: Children in need; Children in need of protection; Children looked after and subject to care proceedings;
To promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with relevant legislation as appropriate.
An ability to work under pressure to deliver quality services to children and their families, with an ability to work through a complex and varied work and prioritise where necessary.
Demonstrate an understanding of the need to work in partnership with service users and their families to promote positive outcomes for children.
To provide support, guidance, advice and services to families to ensure that issues of concern identified in the assessment are addressed in a timely manner and that the needs of the child are reassessed and reviewed as appropriate.
Ensure that assessments support the development and implementation of packages of care or protection which are linked to achieving better outcomes for children.
To work as part of a multi-agency team to deliver the appropriate plan to children on caseload
Attend and contribute professionally to meetings with children and their families, and other professionals involved within support, and represent the local authority within care proceedings.
Attendance and contribution to Multi Agency meetings, demonstrates an ability to work towards packages of care, support and protection. Prepare written reports for such meetings.
Demonstrate an understanding of both policies and procedures with regards to undertaking the work within safeguarding and support.
To be aware of and actively promote Blackpool Council's vision and values.
To abide by the objectives and targets of the service, and follow the procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.
Evidence and commitment to continued professional development, including participating in the development of others and engage fully in reflective supervision with your manager.
To take active part in Learning Circles and focus groups to contribute to plans to develop the quality of practice in the service.

Candidates must be able to meet the following criteria:

· Experience and demonstrable skills in engaging children/young people through a variety of direct workmethods

· At least 2 years' experiencein statutory children's social work

· Good understanding of safeguarding children processes

· Experience of court work

· Experience of managing a varied and complex case load

· Ability to write concise,fit for purpose reports/court statements and ability to maintain up todate and accurate records.

· Ability to work as part of a team.

· Experience of inputting into children's services data systems (Mosaic;ICS)

· Ability to be flexible, resilient and reflective.

Essential requirements:
* Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
* Registration with Social Work England
* ASYE completed

Benefits of working with Remedy
* A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
* Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
* Referral bonus - up to £300* per person placed.
* Double payrolls each week.

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