Advanced Children's Social Worker - Duty & Assessment Team

North London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC210120A_1579603875
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-01-21
  • Location: North London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-21
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for Qualified Children's Social Worker for the Duty and Assessment team in North London.

Main duties:

To work within a Resilience framework, to provide a comprehensive and effective integrated social work service, which responds at a higher level in complex situations to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner, within statutory guidelines and the statutory obligations of the council

To take a lead role in a specialist area of work as directed by the departmental policies and procedures

These post holders are experienced social workers who will be more autonomous in their job. They will demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations; and be able to assess and manage higher levels of risk in their own and that of other less experienced social workers

The post holder will have the skills and ability to practice at a higher level which includes deputising for the line manager in circumstances where the line manager is not available or they are delegate to act in a line management position by the designated Head of Service.

The post holder will require substantial post qualifying experience in a statutory Children Social Care setting.

It will be desirable for the post holders to have a Practice Educators Award and if not, there will be an expectation that this award is achieved within first year of employment

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Previous experience working in a duty and assessment team in the local authority is essential

Minimum 2 years' experience

Must have a recognised professional Social Work Qualification: DipSW, CQSW or equivalent

Must hold registration with Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)

Must have a satisfactory enhanced DBS outcome

Driver preferred Experience of court work

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