Experienced Social Worker

South West England, Bristol
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW1106A_1560261042
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-06-11
  • Location: South West England, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-10
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We are currently recruiting for an Experienced Social Worker to join the Children and Families Team in South West England.

Job Purpose

  • To undertake professional and comprehensive casework for a complex caseload of children and young people
  • To maintain high professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods, ensuring that you are abreast of new developments. Provide guidance and support to less experienced staff to help them develop their professional skills and knowledge
  • As lead professional, to contribute to the provision of good quality services which integrate government and local initiatives and guidance (including Working Together, Child Protection procedures, Looked After Children's processes, the Assessment Framework and Common Assessment Framework)
  • Manage an allocated caseload appropriate to the extensive experience of the Experienced Social Worker, to include complex assessments of children, families and parenting and other work to meet statutory requirement
  • Work within the Council's policies, procedures and good practice guidelines in order to meet the needs of the children and families allocated
  • Work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help them make informed decisions, engender change enabling them to clarify and express their needs, and contribute to service planning
  • Maintain up to date case notes and other records, utilising relevant IT systems, and write reports, including court reports, and give expert evidence in court.

Requirements

  • Social Work Degree/Diploma and HCPC Registration
  • Experience of identifying the needs of children and young people and establishing targeted planning to meet their needs
  • Practical experience producing in depth and analytical assessments for complex cases
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working with children and families and chairing formal multi- disciplinary meetings
  • Experience of undertaking assessments and writing court reports and presenting evidence in court
  • Knowledge of child protection, looked after children, and associated child in need social work practice issues
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to write appropriate reports and keep documents up to date

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Alex Blyth on 0203 743 6103

Due to a high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to applications who meet the needs of our clients

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