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Qualified Social Worker - Family Support Havering

  • Location

    Havering, 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 - FS_1641485073

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-02-05

A caseload up to a maximum of 15-20 The Intervention and Support Service (ISS) works with children, young people and their families where there is an identified need for ongoing intervention. We work with looked after children, children on child protection plans and those on child in need plans. We also conduct all of the legal proceedings work. We place a strong emphasis on permanency and focus on the principle that, wherever possible, we should preserve continuity of a social worker for children. The service places a strong emphasis on stability whether that can be achieved through good parenting within the family, or through a stable placement outside the family. We have eight teams, all including Social Workers, Advanced Practitioners, and ASYE Social Workers. The focus remains on keeping families together or maintaining stability. The service is overseen by eight Team Managers, two Group Managers and the Head of Service. While also being supported by an integrated Business Support Service, our Systemic Family Therapists, as well as internal and external partners.

The primary purpose of the role is to:

  • Contribute to the delivery of an effective children's social care service as part of a social work team, improving outcomes for children and young people.
  • Manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs and risk assessments, care planning and child protection investigations.
  • Carry out high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.

Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Havering LSCB and departmental policy and procedures and relevant legislation.