Lambeth- Senior Social Worker- Children with Disabilities Team

Posted 13 March 2024
Salary Up to £38.5 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameJames Jackson

Job description

Senior Social Worker - Lambeth - Children with Disabilities Team

CWD TEAM - Can attend the office at least twice a week Experienced social workers who have an interest in or experience of working with disabled children and young people are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to work in this developing service area in a supportive and friendly team. Lambeth prides itself on being Kind, Accountable, Equitable and Ambitious What we offer: * Accessible, stable, visible and humane leadership across children's services * Assured TOIL in agreement with the line managers. * Flexi working arrangements in place in agreement with line managers * Prioritizing work-life balance along with the needs of the service * Hybrid working with a requirement to be in the office for minimum 2 days a week. * In-depth induction offered via the Social Care Academy. * IT system which is agile and can work anywhere and everywhere * One-stop shop/centralised support for resource requests allowing plenty of time to work with the families * Assurance of regular and supportive case and personal supervision * Regular caseload reviews by the leadership team and ensuring that the caseloads are at max 15 children * Risk sharing through regular meetings and panels chaired by senior managers * Lambeth Social Work Academy offers free training for both agency and permanent staff. * Opportunity for career development across various services subject to compliance with the requirement * Good interface with Contextual Safeguarding Teams, Court Teams, Early Help services and community-based organisations that partner with children's Service

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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