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Qualified Social Worker - Children in Need - South East England

  • Location

    South East England, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £34.00 - £35.00 per hour + Depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Holly Astrop

  • Contact email:

    holly@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    35

  • Salary low:

    34

  • Job ref:

    hol09760_1533646981

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    On going

  • Expiry date:

    2018-09-06

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Qualified Social Worker (QSW) to work within a Children In Need Team (CIN) for a Local Authority based in South East England.

Job Purpose

  • To assess, identify levels of risk and need and deliver protective or supportive services for children at risk or in need.
  • To promote the welfare of children in need with particular regard for their age, sex, health, race, religion, culture and life experience.
  • To accommodate children and young people and initiate care proceedings when appropriate.
  • To implement care plans, including arrangements for funding and ensuring that the cost of provision remains within agreed budgets.
  • To ensure that all expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded and that cases with financial packages are regularly monitored and reviewed.
  • To monitor and review the implementation of, and to provide continuing advice, support and social work services to children and young people, their families and their carers.
  • To produce court statements and when required, give evidence in court on behalf of the Local Authority in Family Proceedings Court and any other court within Family Division as required.
  • To provide verbal and written reports to Child Protection conferences, strategy meetings, planning meeting and reviews.
  • To take responsibility for managing an individual caseload, having regard to the relative needs of all service users and ensuring an effective use of time and resources.
  • To attend and make use of supervision and staff appraisals.
  • To maintain and develop up to date relevant skills and knowledge of current legislation, policy and social work practice, through training as required or agreed by Team Manager.
  • To contribute through team meetings and organisational events to the development of the Assessment and Child in Need Service.
  • To participate in the development and implementation of performance indicators and quality service standards.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date electronic case records in line with Departmental policies and procedures.
  • To act as duty officer on a rota basis and as required by the Team Manager. The duty social worker is responsibly for dealing with emergencies, which arise on allocated cases when the allocated worker is unavailable.
  • To report any concerns about abuse or malpractice by colleague, in line with the Council's Whistle Blowing Policy.
  • To ensure that all legislation and local council policies regarding Health and Safety are adhered to.
  • These activities may be varied from time to time to meet the changing needs of the service.

Please apply to this advert with a copy of your most recent CV