Childrens Senior Social Worker

Posted 20 March 2024
Salary £37 - £38.50 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Medical
Contact NameMikeala Osborn

Job description

Our client, is looking for a Childrens Senior Social Worker to join their Access and Assessment team.

To provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. To assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.

1. Assessment

Outcome: To provide a clear and accurate assessment of a child and his/her family's needs in line with statutory guidance

  • To undertake interviews, observation and gather information from children, families and other agencies. To analyse, summarise and evaluate this information to provide a holistic assessment of a child's needs
  • To understand the context of child development, parenting capacity and family and environmental factors in which to establish the needs of an individual child
  • To assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework

2. Planning and service delivery

Outcome: To provide focused and purposeful social work interventions with explicit aims and objectives about desired outcomes within the context of managing risk to children

  • On the basis of assessed needs, to devise written plans for intervention and/or care for children and their families
  • To work closely with the therapist assigned to the Social Work Unit and take advice in devising and implementing clinical interventions with children and their families, in various settings including family homes
  • To carry out planned interventions using a range of tried and tested methodologies including systemic and social learning theory approaches
  • To use research findings and statutory guidance to inform social work practice

3. Direct work with children and their families

Outcome: To build a professional relationship with children and their families and to use that relationship to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes

  • To communicate effectively with children and their families, ensuring that their views and wishes are heard, and recorded accurately
  • To establish rapport and build a respectful, honest and trusted relationship with children and their families, particularly their parents and / or main carers
  • To respond in a timely manner to all contacts from children and their families
  • To ensure that children and their families are provided with written reports about their circumstances and plans for intervention
  • To understand and respect the rights of children
  • To deal promptly and sensitively to complaints from service users within the framework of the Council Complaints Procedure
  • To ensure all matters in respect of child protection are dealt with promptly, effectively and in line with the child protection procedures

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 £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.