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Qualified Social Worker - Corporate Parenting

  • Location

    Hounslow, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £35 - £38 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

  • Contact email:

    ben@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    38

  • Salary low:

    35

  • Job ref:

    Ben - CIC_1631540945

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-13

Hounslow Social Services are looking for a qualified social worker to work in their Corporate Parenting team.

PURPOSE OF ROLE:

To fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a qualified Social Work post in Hounslow's Children's Specialist Services. In your team you will be working closely with children and their families. You will manage a caseload where children or young people are in Need and subject to Child Protection Plans, LAC and/or Leaving Care. Your role will be to deliver relevant interventions in order to safeguard children and ensure their needs are met whilst also aiming to effect long-term positive change to improve the life experiences of vulnerable children and young people.

Within this role you will work to maintain high standards of professional practice, working at all times in the best interests of children and young people, ensuring that there are clear evidence-based assessments and care plans in place on all allocated cases.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Corporate:

1. To provide a Social Work service in accordance with departmental policies and priorities and to participate in the costing, co ordination, monitoring and review in line with department procedures.
2. To maintain awareness of current legislative requirements as relating to children and to participate in relevant training.
3. To use regular supervision and staff appraisal and participate in staff meetings to ensure an effective service to users and carers and further professional development.
4. To work according to the council and Social Work England guidance regarding working hours, professional conduct and anti-discriminatory practice.
5. To work according to the council's data protection and confidentiality standards.
6. To participate in the development and implementation of performance indicators and quality service standards.

Functional:

1. To keep children safe and to undertake or contribute towards child protection investigations and to provide assessments and recommendations that facilitate decision-making by appropriate line managers.

2. To undertake assessments of the needs of children and their families taking into account their views, and to ensure that a comprehensive plan is in place which have been discussed, and where possible, agreed by all parties

3. To undertake resource package reviews and represent relevant recommendations at a resource allocation panel on a regular basis.

4. To work collaboratively with professionals from both within the Children's Services Division and other multi disciplinary services to ensure that plans are carried out effectively in the best interest of children and families.

5. To prepare court statements and give evidence in court, when required.

6. To provide clear verbal and written reports to a high standard which may be used in a wide range of meetings and legal proceedings.

7. To maintain accurate and full records of contact and interventions with service users in line with the department's policies and procedures.

8. Ensure that children experience a positive transition between services and between childhood and adulthood.

9. To participate in duty systems as required.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. Timely and professional assessments and decisions made using professional judgement and evidence.
2. Undertake statutory visits within required timescales.
3. Using your professional judgement and undertake appropriate case management decisions that meets the expected professional standards
4. Adhere to the Social Work England Code of Conduct for Social Work

KEY RELATIONSHIPS (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL)

1. Children, young people and families
2. Colleagues within Children's and Adults Services
3. Other Colleagues in London Borough of Hounslow (HR, Finance)
4. Partner Agencies (Police, Health, Schools, Voluntary Sector, other Local Authorities and Statutory Boards (Local Safeguarding Children Board)
5. Colleagues in HB Law