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Senior Social Worker- R&A

Apply2020-07-30 15:49:182021-07-22Eden Brown Synergy

Senior Social Worker- R&A

Date posted: July 30, 2020
Up to £35.00 per hour
London, England
Contract
Job description

My client in West London urgently requires an experienced Social Worker to join this assessment team.

Suitable candidates must be on the Social Work England register.

You must also have post qualification experience in a similar team.
The role:
1. To provide a service in line with statutory requirements and departmental priorities.
2. To participate in training as required in the interests of the service overall and of career development.
3. To participate in supervision.
4. To participate in team meetings
5. To participate in emergency duty rota within specific role.
6. To participate in written recording, or using new technology where appropriate
.7. Respond to public and other agencies by telephone, correspondence and direct contact in order to provide a service within departmental priorities
.8. Liaise with relevant external agencies e.g. police, health authority etc.
9. Liaise with relevant colleagues in other Divisions and Council Departments.
10. To be responsible for individual client case planning in line with the professional standards of the Department.
11. To be active in implementing the Council�s equal opportunities policy/in professional practice and service delivery.
12. To be responsible for professional decisions within the Department�s priorities framework and in relation to specific procedural guideline referring to consultation within Management.
13. To undertake service development tasks as appropriate.
14. To familiarise themselves with departmental policies and procedures.

SPECIALIST CHILD CARE DUTIES
1. To provide a preventative and rehabilitative service in with expectations of the Children�s Act and facilitating appropriate resources where necessary to enable children to remain with their own families
.2. To assess situations where children are referred as being in need of protection, accommodation or care provision, being particularly mindful of equal opportunities issues.
3. To plan quickly and effectively, involving carers as partners in the decisions made in respect of children.
4. 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 future for children, ensuring they have clear information about their own background and contact with natural relatives wherever possible.
5. To provide an emergency service for assessment and action where children are referred as being at risk of immediate physical danger.6. To liaise with other sections of the Department and other relevant agencies to ensure that good childcare practice is carried out in line with departmental policy including groups and agencies.7. To participate in relevant training and monitoring consistent standards of work.
CHILD CARE SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER DUTIES
1. To facilitate and undertake comprehensive risk assessments of children and families and carry a complex caseload involving multi-disciplinary work. This includes court work, child protection and permanency planning.
2. To undertake specific tasks for absent colleagues on cases requiring action under the direction of the team manager/duty manager.
3. Chairing meetings, where appropriate, under direction of the team manager/duty manager.
4. To undertake student supervision and to be active student practice teachers.
5. To be responsible for setting up and facilitating local induction plans for new staff.
6. To take responsibility for updating specialist knowledge in a relevant area, developing practice and creating and updating information systems.
7. To represent the Department on working groups or liaison meetings involving Health, Housing and other agencies.

To apply for this position, please send your CV in the first instance to Becky at B.Dewis@edenbrownsynergy.com

Don't forget...Eden Brown Synergy offers a £200 referral bonus for Social Workers. If this role isn't for you but you know someone suitable, ask them to get in touch. £200 could be on it's way to you! Your expert recruitment consultant is Becky Dewis, call today on 020 7422 7429 or email b.dewis@edenbrownsynergy.com Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 268126RDE_1596120558

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