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Qualified Social Worker - Looked After Children

  • Location

    Surrey, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £28 - £38 per hour + DOE

  • Contact:

    Sky Harp

  • Contact email:

    sky@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    38

  • Salary low:

    28

  • Job ref:

    SKY_1580827851

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-05

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment Group are looking for a Qualified Social Worker for their Looked After Children Team.

Job Purpose

-triage of contacts to the service to ascertain whether contacts from families, members of the community and partner organisations meet the threshold for a statutory social work assessment of significant impairment of a child's health/development or significant harm, with appropriate information from referrers and the consent of the family (except when over-ridden by a team manager to protect a child from further significant harm);

-to provide an assessment of the needs of family members, their strengths and any risks to children's health/development or significant harm to the child/ren and develop SMART plans that will meet the needs of family members and reduce risks to children, in conjunction with children and their families;

-to work with partners to meet those needs and monitor progress via child in need and core group meetings involving families, young people and relevant professionals.

-to conduct child protection investigations where a multi-agency strategy discussion considers there are grounds to believe the child has or is likely to suffer significant harm and to involve families in developing plans for change which will reduce the risk of significant harm and keep children in their families wherever possible.

-where children cannot be adequately cared for within their families or their families cannot be engaged to access services that would support them to change and the significant harm threshold is reached, to initiate discussions to seek agreement for s20 or initiate planned or emergency legal proceedings to ensure children are protected in line with departmental policy, procedures and relevant legislation.

-to work with colleagues in commissioning, fostering and adoption to identify high quality placements for children that will promote keeping children with their siblings and engage in timely care planning so children are placed in stable long-term homes where their health and development as well as education and training needs are supported and they can strengthen their resilience to lead a happy and stable adult life

-ensure that social work case records, assessments, plans and documentation for all children and young people for whom the worker is responsible are effectively maintained in line with practice standards and organisational policy and procedure.

-foster good relationships with legal services and local family courts to manage efficient and effective Legal Planning Meeting, Public Law Outline and court proceedings where attempts to support children to remain within their families have not been successful.

You will need to be:

HCPC registered

Eligible to work in the UK

Why Choose Remedy?

Competitive pay rates

Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies

1st tier agency

Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

Receive up to £250 for finding your own job*