Lambeth- Senior Social Worker- Court Service

Posted 25 March 2024
Salary Up to £38.5 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameJames Jackson

Job description

Senior Social Worker - Lambeth - Court Team


Lambeth prides itself on being Kind, Accountable, Equitable and Ambitious Social Worker for FSCP/Court and CWD

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

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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