Duty and Assessment Social Worker

Derby, Derbyshire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW352185_1553009145
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-03-19
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-05-18
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for Social Worker to join a busy Duty and Assessment team within the Derby area.

You will work as a member of a family support and protection team, providing a service to users that ensures that actions, assessments and care plans are in place to promote the long-term safety and well-being of children and young people.

The responsibilities of the Duty and Assessment Social Worker includes:

  • Respond to requests for assistance, taking sufficient basic information about the needs in question to be able to determine the level and type of supports required
  • Maintain case records and fulfil procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures
  • Inform the line manager of specific needs which cannot be met because of the unavailability of services or because of inadequate budgetary provision
  • Carry out assessments of needs and to sub-contract parts of such assessments where they are of a specialist nature
  • Undertake at all times to take into account the views of children, young people and their carers and to facilitate their participation in the assessment process
  • Assist users and carers to play a full part by extending to them advice, support and guidance and by arranging where necessary access to translation, interpretation and advocacy services

Requirements of a Duty and Assessment Social Worker:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent experience working within a Duty and Assessment Team
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £29.77 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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Duty and Assessment Social Worker

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