£39900 - £39928 per annum
23 days ago
Our client Medway council is looking for a Social Worker to join their Assessment Team.
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
To work proactively with children and families using the Signs of Safety practice model, in order to effectively understand and assess their needs and risks, and provide a clear plan in response, which may transfer to a social work team for a statutory intervention, facilitate access to early help, or signpost to other community based services.
To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for approved child and family practitioners.
Manage a caseload within a framework of appropriate reflective supervision, undertaking focused, analytical assessments, SMART plans and reviews that have clear objectives and outcome measures in order to ensure that all vulnerable children receive a service that reflects the Council's commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first.
Demonstrate and model good practice that reflects a commitment to relationship- and strengths-based practice, working collaboratively with children, young people and their families
Work directly with children and young people to establish their lived experiences, wishes and feelings, using a variety of techniques, as required.
Consistently use the Signs of Safety practice model in assessments and interventions with children and their families.
Maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and use Medway Council's specific recording systems to promote effective case management.
Prepare clear, structured and concise reports for meetings, i.e. Child Protection Conferences, strategy meetings, Looked After Children Reviews, Children in Need meetings, and court proceedings as necessary, to the required standard and within the prescribed timescales.
Keep up to date with research findings, theoretical models and innovative practice within the social work field in order to maintain the highest professional standards.
Participate in regular reflective supervision with your manager to review casework and critically reflect on and identify any areas of learning
Maintain a record of continuous professional development in accordance with Social Work England's guidance.
Keep up to date with the Council's organisational policies, government guidance, legislation, research and national trends in order to maintain the highest professional standards.
To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives/targets
To participate in one-to-one Performance Development Reviews and contribute to the identification of own and team development needs
To actively promote the Council's Fair Access, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place
To ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Council's Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work
To fully understand and be aware of the commitment to the duty under Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to prevent crime and disorder
At the discretion of the Head of Service, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above
* 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 £250* per person placed.
* Double payrolls each week.
*Terms & Conditions apply
You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.
To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV on the social care team.
Remedy Social Care is a REC 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.