Experienced Children Social Worker

Barnet, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS399057_1596715248
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2020-08-06
  • Location: Barnet, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-05
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Children's Social Worker for the long term team (intervention and planning) for Barnet Council.

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:

  • Experience of managing a complex caseload including CIN, CP, CiC, PLO, Proceedings
  • Experience of building positive relationships with children and their families and intervening to affect positive change
  • Experience of safety planning with children and their families
  • Experience of Court work
  • Experience of working with a professional network to ensure that the identified needs of children are met
  • Experience of managing competing demands and ensuring that children's records accurately reflect the intervention being provided
  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent and be registered with the SWE
  • 2 years minimum experience within the local authority
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure at enhanced level is required
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation, statutory guidance and the London Child Protection Procedures

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