Qualified Social Workers x8 – Children Services

Reference:
AM110817
Sector:
Social Care
Salary:
£24 to £32 Per Hour
County:
Essex
Contract Type:
Temporary

URGENT REQUIREMENT for 8 x Social Workers As Follows:

  • 2 x Social Worker in Court and Protection (Care Management)
  • 2 x Social Worker in Child Protection and Support
  • 4 x Social Worker for Post Ofsted work in First Contact Team

Candidates that will be considered:

  • Qualified Social Worker with 2 years post qualification experience preferably in Children's. £28 per hour
  • Number 2 - Social Workers who have just completed their ASYE, and therefore have only 1 year post qualification experience. Preferably Children's. £24 per hour
  • Number 3 - Senior Practitioners who will be recruited as Social Workers. No supervision. These candidates will be paid as Senior Practitioners, but will carry out a Social Work function. This must be demonstrated on the CV. £32 per hour.

Job description

  • To provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people appropriate to experience and capabilities.
  • To ensure the highest of professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods
  • To provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.
  • To investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice
  • To develop practice, that takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs.
  • To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures
  • To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
  • To ensure the Team Manager is kept fully appraised of problems arising from workload and seek advice as and when necessary.
  • Where appropriate to act as the duty worker for the team, responding to queries and issues.
  • To use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data. To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.
  • To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
  • To use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data. To undertake any other duties as may be required which are appropriate for grades of posts up to and including the grade of this post. This will include covering for other posts
  • To participate effectively in regular formal structured supervision from the Line Manager, in team and other meetings.
  • To assist in identifying and participate in individual development or other training opportunities in order to improve the competencies required to carry out the job effectively and develop professionally.
  • To be familiar with Health and Safety procedures and good practice and to implement these in all aspects of working practice and promote them in the team and workplace.
  • To be familiar with Equal Opportunities good practice and with the Council and Department’s statements on Purpose, Values and Style and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team and workplace.
  • To ensure equality of opportunity is fully understood and implemented in all circumstances.
  • To contribute to a culture within the Department that values people for their positive contributions to work and encourages and supports high standards of interpersonal behaviour and professional performance.
  • To ensure that confidential information, which is made available to the post holder in order that they are able to undertake their duties or is otherwise known to them, is kept confidential and secure at all times.

Start Date
ASAP

For more information, contact Amy on 01992 513777 (Option 3) or by email Amy.Maher@evergoodassociates.co.uk