South West London, London
£28.00 - £32.00 per hour + Depending on experience
7 months ago
Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Qualified Social Worker to work within a Children With Disabilities Team (CWD) for a Local Authority based in South West London.
Roles and Responsibilities
- To carry a caseload (long term and short term) as allocated by the Team Manager and within the priorities of the Special Needs, Disability and Psychology Service
- To act as a Duty social worker at direction of Team Manager.
- To maintain a knowledge and awareness of legislation and departmental policies and procedures, and to work within these.
- To make the line manager aware without delay of any complaints received from service users or from other agencies.
- To ensure the Team Manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.
- To attend supervision meeting with delegated line manager.
- To co-operate with Team Administrators in undertaking appropriate administrative tasks relating to cases and Duty and to ensure all administrative tasks in relation to their cases are completed.
- To carry out all tasks in accordance with the Council's Equal Opportunities policies with a commitment to and understanding of anti-discriminatory practice.
- To keep file records up to date using the Department's recording guidelines.
- To complete reports in respects of court proceedings, adoption and fostering procedures etc.
- To comply with the Department's policy and procedures on race record keeping.
- To maintain high standards of professional care working in the best interests of children, ensuring that there are clear plans for Children Looked After by the authority.
- To work in partnership with children and parents maintaining an open records policy.
- To recommend financial payments to or on behalf of clients to senior managers where appropriate and within Departmental policies and procedures.
- To work with appropriate information technology in order to maintain effective administrative systems and efficient monitoring of work.
- To maintain records for workload management purposes.
- To undertake training as required.
- To act as a joint interviewer under the Department of Health Memorandum of Good Practice when required and after completing appropriate training.
- To attend meetings, including supervision sessions, as required.
- To liaise with other agencies appropriate.
- To act as a representative at Departmental working groups and panels, as appropriate.
- To undertake further specified tasks as required by Team Manager.
- To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children Act 2004 and Working Together in relation to child protection and safeguarding children and young people as this applies to your role within the organisation.
- To also be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults in relation to your work role.
- To ensure that your line manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which you may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.
- Responsible for adherence to the Councils Equal Opportunities policies in respect of staff and delivery of services to the public.
Please apply to this advert if you are interested in this position.