North West London, London
7 months ago
Senior Social Worker- North West London
Our Client based in North West London are currently seeking an experienced Senior Social Worker to work within a busy social work
The successful Worker should be comfortable working within a challenging and fast paced environment.
The role as a Senior Social
- To provide a service to children in need and their families in line with statutory requirements and departmental priorities.
- To participate in training as required in the overall interests of the service and as part of career development.
- To participate in supervision.
- To participate in team meetings.
- To participate in emergency duty rota within specific role.
- To participate in written recording, or using new technology where appropriate.
- Respond to public and other agencies by telephone, correspondence and direct contact in order to provide a service within departmental priorities and timescales.
- Liaise with relevant external agencies e.g. police, health authority etc.
- Liaise with relevant colleagues in other Divisions and Council Departments.
- To be responsible for individual client case planning in line with the professional standards of the department.
- To be active in implementing the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy in professional practice and service delivery.
- To be responsible for professional decisions within the department's priorities framework and in relation to specific procedural guidelines.
- To undertake service development tasks as appropriate.
- To familiarise with departmental policies and procedures.
- To provide a preventative and rehabilitative service within the criteria of the Children Act, facilitating appropriate resources where necessary to enable children to remain with their own families.
- To assess situations where children are referred as being in need of protection, accommodation or care provision, being particularly mindful of equal opportunities issues.
- To plan quickly and effectively, involving carers as partners in the decisions made in respect of children.
- To aim that, children should remain with their own families wherever possible. Where it is legally upheld that natural family circumstances have irretrievably broken down, to plan a secure and permanent home for children, ensuring that they have clear information about their own background and contact with natural relatives wherever possible.
- Certificate Qualification in Social Work / Diploma in Social Work or its equivalent.
- The ability to assess in a non-discriminatory way the needs of children and their families from all sections of the community and to develop and implement, in partnership with families and other professionals, effective plans.
For more information Please call Bronte on 0208 418 7677 for more details or email your CV over today!