Children Social Worker - Family Support and Protection Team

Basildon, Essex
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC270520A_1590593244
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-27
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • 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 Workers for the Family Support and Protection Team in Essex - Basildon

Managing a defined caseload, the Social Worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people & families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes. This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After, achieving permanency through care for Children in Care

Main duties:

  • Assess, plan, review and provide support to a child, family or carer with complex family or social care needs, taking full account of appropriate legal frameworks, policy and guidance
  • Assess family functioning, providing help and support, when relationship breakdown threatens to impair the health or well-being of children at risk of abuse or neglect
  • Work collaboratively, building effective working relationships with other professionals, internally and externally to help children, young people and families improve and gain control of their lives when safety or ability to participate in their community is restricted
  • Carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with children, adults and families as appropriate, including intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers
  • Arrange appropriate alternative care (including, where appropriate a permanent home) in collaboration with children, young people and their parents/carers where the parents/carers cannot care for them
  • Accountable for making recommendations about whether a case has reached the threshold for statutory intervention
  • Promoting autonomy and development with individuals who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, for example, working with people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or diminished capacity
  • Carry out age and human rights assessments as appropriate

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Must have current qualified experience within a Family Support and Protection Team

Must have court experience

2 years minimum experience within the local authority

Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent

Be registered with the HCPC

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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