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Qualified Social Worker- Children's Services - Somerset

Qualified Social Worker- Children's Services - Somerset

  • Location

    Somerset, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £26 - £28 per hour

  • Contact:

    Bronte Boland

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    On going.

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Qaulifed Social Worker- Childrens Services- Somerset

Our Client based in Somerset are currently seeking an Qualified Social Worker.

The successful Social Worker should be comfortable working within a challenging and fast paced environment.

The successful Social Worker will require the following

Children's QSW's with a minimum of 1 years post AYSE experience (up to 2 years) in frontline positions. There are a number of opportunities in Somerset within Assessment, Safeguarding, Children Looked After and Children with Disability teams. Please see e-mail updates from Reed for current vacancies. Pay rate up to £28 per hour umbrella.

Experienced practitioner role, undertaking cases independently and demonstrating an ability to adapt the approach from first principles.

Social Workers will work in accordance with professional standards (as set by the HCPC) and provide case responsible roles and statutory services to:-

  • Children and young people in need;
  • Children subject to "child protection plans";
  • Children "looked after".

Common Elements of the Assignment

  1. Make on-going assessments of allocated cases to reflect individual circumstances including assessment of risk, and the need to ensure that service users are protected from significant harm.
  2. Responsible for a caseload of varying complexity, commensurate with experience, ability and qualification; receive and respond to referrals from various sources.
  3. Conduct Risk Assessments to ensure children and young people are protected. Deliver evidence based interventions in response to identified needs as required.
  4. Undertake statutory and best practice reviews and ensure compliance with appropriate legislation, policy and procedures.
  5. Assess financial, safeguarding and care needs in consultation with other professionals and agencies and agree levels of support. Escalate risk and safeguarding concerns immediately where appropriate.
  6. Prepare and present reports as necessary to facilitate decision making about service users and to provide effective quality assurance.
  7. Provide information, written assessments, reports and statements to support other service professionals, managers and the courts in making decisions related to care.
  8. Maintain file records relating to service users to a high standard in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and procedures.
  9. Contribute to ensuring the effective operation of holistic Quality Assurance processes within the team. Provide accurate and timely information to enable the quality of the service to be assessed.
  10. Provide a needs-led service, working with providers within Social Services, Somerset Partnership and independent and voluntary sectors in order to meet requirements.
  11. Assess the needs of children and facilities under the appropriate statutory frameworks.
  12. Access resources and services for families and carers which will assist them in caring appropriately for their children.
  13. Develop, facilitate and maintain effective joint working relationships, with primary care, housing, police and any other agencies as appropriate.
  14. Establish and maintain appropriate networks and professional relationships with service users, their families and other professionals to deliver services through effective partnership working.
  15. Contribute to multi-agency partnership working, and participate in multi-agency meetings. Act as a lead worker as required engaging with other professionals on specific areas of expertise.
  16. Enable individual's families and carers to address issues which affect their health, financial, emotional and social wellbeing.
  17. Promote children and young people's equality, diversity and rights, by applying, maintaining and evaluating systems and structures in an anti-discriminatory way.
  18. Build upon existing knowledge and practice with research and training to develop individual skills and new approaches for improvement in service provision.
  19. Develop one's own knowledge and practice and contribute to the development of policy and practice.
  20. Participate in performance appraisal and consultations with team managers and undertake regular professional development programmes to improve personal knowledge, skills and effectiveness.

For more information Please call Bronte on 0208 418 7677 for more details or email your CV over today!