South London, London
£30 - £35 per hour
5 months ago
Qualified Social Worker - Referral and Assessments- South West London
Our Client based in South West London requires an experienced QSW to work within a R&A Team.
The Referral and Assessment Team respond to all children's social care referrals received by the Single Point Assessment team (SPA). The team undertakes a range of assessments and care planning work including Initial and core assessments, initial care proceedings, strategy discussion and S47 investigations, initial accommodation to local authority care, initial child protection conference and initial statutory reviews.
The successful R&A Qualified Social Worker will require the following
- To manage an assigned caseload of children and families, independently, in compliance with agreed casework objectives, assessing and managing risks appropriately, and in accordance with statutory regulations and guidelines;
- To Investigate complaints of alleged neglect, abuse or ill-treatment of children; undertake
- assessments and, where appropriate, arrange accommodation for children, young
- people; maintaining appropriate personal/professional boundaries;
- To work to range of legal options to support investigation and protection and accommodation; if required give evidence in court; using contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances;
- To liaise with colleagues in own and other departments and external agencies in order to
- gather information relevant to assessment and care planning activities;
- To work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to formulate care plans in partnership, based on their assessment of need, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to their planning;
- To undertake direct social work responsibilities as an allocated worker to the children and families assigned, to monitor and review the implementation of care plans, to ensure that the services being provided are meeting the assessed need; and that the cost of provision remains within any agreed budget;
- To prepare and maintain case records and other casework information on the Integrated Children's System (ICS), in accordance with the department's policy and timescales;
- To maintain an awareness of own professional limitations and knowledge gaps. To make effective use of supervision and appraisal as an opportunity to critically reflect on casework and to identify learning and development needs to continually improve upon practice ; and to support CPD. To demonstrate the standards of proficiency as required by the HCPC in order to maintain registration.
- To raise and address (where appropriate) issues of poor practice, internally through the organisation, and then independently if required.
- To work within the organisations professional policy and procedures and code of conduct
You will need as the Social Worker
- HCPC registered
- Eligible to work in the UK
For more information Please call Bronte on 0208 418 7677 for more details or email your CV over today!