Kensington & Chelsea- Social Worker- Children's Service

Posted 01 May 2024
Salary Up to £37 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameJames Jackson

Job description

Qualified Social Worker - Kensington & Chelsea - Children & Families Team

* To manage a caseload as determined by line manager:
* To hold responsibility for young people subject to youth justice interventions and sentences aged 10-17 on statutory Court orders or out of court diversions and to supervise these in line with National Standards, local policies and procedures and other legislation and guidance related to Children and young people.
* To establish and maintain effective working relationships within multi-agency setting and share information as required by RBKC's information exchange protocol and general data protection regulations.
* To ensure the timely assessment of young people using AssetPlus, Systemic Assessments and / or other appropriate assessments, prepare court and other reports within set timescales and to represent the Youth Offending Team in court settings.
* To contribute to the delivery of local youth justice strategic priorities and action plans which aim to support the child's voice and participation in their assessments and interventions and tackle ethnic disproportionality and other inequalities across health, education and socio-economic structural barriers
* To maintain a high standard of recording on all cases using the Youth Offending Team's case management database
* To use the RBKC secure e-mail system and Microsoft applications for the production of reports and other written material
* Maintain and develop skills through participation in training and supervision
* To remain up to date with practice developments, research findings and knowledge of criminal and youth justice and relevant childcare legislation such as trauma informed and systemic approaches and other emerging practice
* Respond to requests for information/statistics relevant to the accountability of the Youth Offending Team to its funding agencies
* Contribute to the development of the Youth Offending Team through involvement in working groups designed to promote the professional advancement of the team

Benefits in this role:

* Supportive team and management
* Flexible working available
* Long term contract
* Progression opportunities

Your main responsibilities include:

* Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate supervision, guidance, and support, reflecting the function of the team and the Vulnerable People Service in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation.
* Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings.
* You will be accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, service user involvement, needs led assessment, critical reflection, and analysis to inform this.
* You will identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations. Undertake safeguarding investigations and deliver protective and/or supportive services for individuals at risk and maintain up to date assessments, care plans and reviews.
* You will be preparing statements of need/care and support plans, in consultation with other agencies as appropriate, that reflect the wishes of the individual and lead to the commissioning of personalised packages of care.
* You will undertake direct work with adults and their families in line with care plans.
* You will work co-operatively with both internal and external colleagues across multi - agency boundaries.

Essential requirements:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* 2 years+ post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work

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