Children's Social Worker - 2 -4 years (Grade I)

Barnet, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW5123_1563358083
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-07-17
  • Location: Barnet, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-15
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We are currently looking for someone caring, compassionate and professional with a desire to work and have a fulfilling and rewarding career as a Children's Social Worker, working with family services within the London Borough of Barnet, North London.

Job Purpose:

  • To work within a Resilience framework to provide an effective integrated social work service and to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guide lines and statutory obligations of the council
  • To assess needs and deliver intervention to and safeguard children, promoting positive outcomes
  • To contribute to the delivery of highly effective Children Services in an efficient and appropriate manner, taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, depending on the complexities of the case and the social worker's experience
  • To work with children and families to support vulnerable service users ensuring the needs of the child remain top priority
  • To work to a structured time management practice, submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales
  • To co-ordinate, and take a lead role in multi-professional groups and other professional meetings
  • To be competent in all areas of the Knowledge and Skills Statements for Child and Family social workers

Requirements:

  • Social work degree and HCPC Registration
  • Experience of working with children and families in any setting
  • Experience of working with high risk/high vulnerability adolescents
  • Experience of statutory work including Child Protection Work
  • Completion of ASYE accreditation. (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment)
  • Must have knowledge and experience as set out in the Level Two/Three Skills and Competency Framework for Social Workers and be able to meet the standards set out in the Children Knowledge and Skills Statements
  • Must be IT competent, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel, information management and recording systems
  • A current driving licence is desirable
  • Willingness to work flexibly and beyond office hours as and when necessary
  • An ability to travel
  • Essential training on:
  • Children's Act
  • Child Protection Work
  • Direct Work with Children
  • Assessment skills
  • Integrated Children's System
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