Children Social Worker - Children with Disabilities Team

Swindon, Bristol
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC270520C_1590593759
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-27
  • Location: Swindon, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-26
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Qualified Children's Social Worker for Children with Disabilities Team in Swindon - Saltway

Main duties:

  • To undertake professional and comprehensive casework for a complex caseload of children and young people
  • To maintain high professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods, ensuring that you are abreast of new developments. Provide guidance and support to less experienced staff to help them develop their professional skills and knowledge
  • As lead professional, to contribute to the provision of good quality services which integrate government and local initiatives and guidance (including Working Together, Child Protection procedures, Looked After Children's processes, the Assessment Framework and Common Assessment Framework)
  • Manage an allocated caseload appropriate to the extensive experience of the Experienced Social Worker, to include complex assessments of children, families and parenting and other work to meet statutory requirements
  • Work within Swindon Borough Council's policies, procedures and good practice guidelines in order to meet the needs of the children and families allocated
  • Work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help them make informed decisions, engender change enabling them to clarify and express their needs, and contribute to service planning
  • Maintain up to date case notes and other records, utilising relevant IT systems, and write reports, including court reports, and give expert evidence in court
  • Undertake specialist assessments, for your and other workers' cases, for court proceedings, including parenting and kinship assessments

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Experience of undertaking assessments and writing court reports and presenting evidence in court
  • Knowledge of child protection, looked after children, and associated child in need social work practice issues
  • Social Work Degree/Diploma and SWE Registration and (if qualifying after 2013) have completed and passed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
  • Have completed and passed post qualifying learning and development (e.g. Graduate Diploma or Placement Supervision award) or have appropriate equivalent experience
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure at enhanced level is required

Please send your CV to: heather.scase @twrecruitment.com

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