Children's Social Worker - Access and Assessment Team - Hackney

Hackney, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS384582_1578672694
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-01-10
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-10
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker for the Access and Assessment Team for East London.

To provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. To assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.

Main duties:

To undertake interviews, observation and gather information from children, families and other agencies. To analyse, summarise and evaluate this information to provide a holistic assessment of a child's needs

To understand the context of child development, parenting capacity and family and environmental factors in which to establish the needs of an individual child

To assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework

To provide written and verbal reports which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence

To review and reassess when necessary and be open to a change of view in response to new evidence

On the basis of assessed needs, to devise written plans for intervention and/or care for children and their families

To work closely with the therapist assigned to the Social Work Unit and take advice in devising and implementing clinical interventions with children and their families, in various settings including family homes

To carry out planned interventions using a range of tried and tested methodologies including systemic and social learning theory approaches

To use research findings and statutory guidance to inform social work practice

To utilise problem solving skills within the context of a professional relationship with parents and their children

To develop and manage Child Protection Plans for all children on the Child Protection Register in line with child protection procedures

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Diploma in social work or equivalent qualification

Successful completion of Assessed Year in Employment

HCPC Registered

Clear Enhanced DBS check

Pay rate: £25 - £27

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