Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£34 - £35 per hour
25 days ago
Our client Sheffield City Council is looking for a Social Work Practitioner to join their Children team.
Manage a caseload of the most complex cases or a case of sufficient risk and profile to warrant an experienced worker to work solely on it.
Co-work difficult cases with less experienced allocated workers. Act as a practice teacher to students on placement so as to ensure the dissemination of learning.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages a workload of the most complex cases which includes looked after children, child protection and assessment of carers. The caseload is dependent on:The complexity of cases
The risk associated with cases
The profile and potential publicity surrounding a case which will service to increase the pressure placed on the named Social Worker.
In some instances where a case is of sufficient size, profile and risk it may be appropriate for an Advanced Practitioner to work solely on that case until completion.
Have an increased level of autonomy and decision making, based on experience and knowledge, around the cases allocated and report to an Assistant Service Manager on the progress of those cases.
In managing cases:Carry out assessment and investigations into cases involving significant harm, child protection or assessment of carers and compile reports to case conferences, courts/statutory panels in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice.
Adhere to statutory legislation and service priorities.
Implement, monitor and review plans relating to the assessed need of children and young people, their families and carers.
Chair some practice meetings in order to ensure the regular review of plans and make any necessary amendments.
Produce assessments of need for children and young people in line with statutory regulations and ensure that services are available to meet those needs.
Undertake statutory supervision and care planning in relation to children who are looked after.
Maintain up to date records of cases using management information systems.
Act as a Practice Teacher to students on placement.
Co-work difficult cases with the allocated Social Worker to allow less experienced staff to benefit from the expertise and experience of an Advanced Practitioner were they have available capacity.
Maintain performance and develop practice and experience in line with personal targets as agreed with the Senior Fieldwork Manager through supervision.
* 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.