Evergood Social Care are recruiting for an experienced and qualified social worker to work in an Children & Families team based in Bedfordshire.
The role is to complete professional assessments of need and risk in respect of service users and carers using the Department of Health and the Council criteria for children in need and significant harm. Taking the lead role and responsibility, you co-ordinate the multi agency approach to prevent and address child protection issues and children in need.
Undertake statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and other legislation and guidance relating to service users and carers e.g. care proceedings, arrangements for adoption/permanency, risk assessments and investigations in relation to the protection of children. Including arrangements for obtaining and carrying out Court Orders, attending court as the Council’s representative and providing instruction to legal counsel. Plan professional intervention using the appropriate available resources ensuring needs are met through negotiation and consultation with professional colleagues and service users. Promote anti discriminatory practice and the empowerment of service users. Keep appropriate case records, statistics and information. Provide case reports and witness statements for Court when required, accountable to the requirements of both internal/external agencies inline with the Council’s Policies and Procedures.
Dip SW, CQSW, or recognized equivalent professional qualification Ability to make professional judgments in a multi-disciplinary setting Able to work with complex and challenging cases, where there may be issues of vulnerability and risk with appropriate supervision. Able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and work with service users.
Evergood Associates offer unbeatable benefits package, and if you are aware of a friend or colleague that maybe interested in this vacancy or available to work please contact us to pass on their details and receive a £150 Evergood referral bonus.
For more information please contact Adam on 01992 513777 (Option 3) or by email Adam.Bentley@evergoodassociates.co.uk