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Reading- QSW - Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Childrens

Reading- QSW - Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Childrens

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Our client Reading Council is looking for a QSW to join their Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's team, although the majority of the work is agile.

Requirements as a UASC Team Social Worker include:

  • Social Work England registration
  • Merton complaint age assessments and human rights assessment is absolutely crucial for this role
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Hold a full UK licence
  • Post-qualified experience
  • Degree level or equivalent in Social Work

The team has responsibility for the care of UASC from the time they present to the council, until they transition to leaving care. As their social worker you will support them through the care system ensuring they achieve good outcomes. We work closely with solicitors who support the immigration process and ensure we are triple planning for all our children.
The role also includes completing Home office re-unification assessments, completion of Merton complaint age assessments , and working with all children where immigration may be an issue. Partnership working is a key part of this role and the successful candidate will have a proven record in working with key agencies.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • You will understand the particular vulnerabilities of this cohort including the trafficking issues and challenges faced by UASC and be aware of best practice when assessing, supporting and placing children and young people who may have been trafficked. You will be able to draw upon specialist assessment tools to support your work and be familiar with and used to working with specialist agencies and organisations.
  • You will be familiar with the NRM (and used to making referrals), The Modern slavery ACT and challenges relating to exploitation and re-trafficking.
  • You will be Merton Compliant Age Assessment trained.
  • You will be aware of the journeys that children and young people undertake, the risks and harm they experience along with the impact on their physical and mental health - along with how consideration of these issues will impact upon assessments and legal applications.
  • You will have undertaken specialist training relating to assessing, supporting and advising UASCs / former UASCs and be familiar with the work of LASC, SLRA, The RA and other specialist services.
  • You will understand the law and processes that relate to the determination of UASC and former UASC's immigration status, what the status means and how this relates to the Local Authority's duties to them.
  • You will understand the work of NASS, service eligibility criteria, process and referral.
  • You will understand the role of the NRPF service, eligibility for service and their role.
  • You will the skill or knowledge to undertake Human Rights Assessments.

Essential requirements:
* Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
* Registration with Social Work England
* ASYE completed

Benefits of working with Remedy
* A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
* Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
* Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
* Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.
To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV on the social care team.

Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.