Front Line Case Holding Children's Social Worker

West London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW003472_1559042558
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-05-28
  • Location: West London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-27
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Front Line Case Holding Children's Social Worker in West London.

Main Duties:

To provide a service in line with statutory requirements and departmental priorities

To participate in training as required in the interests of the service overall and of career development

To participate in emergency duty rota within specific role

To participate in written recording, or using new technology where appropriate

Respond to public and other agencies by telephone, correspondence and direct contact in order to provide a service within departmental priorities

Liaise with relevant external agencies e.g. police, health authority etc

Liaise with relevant colleagues in other Divisions and Council Departments

To be responsible for individual client case planning in line with the professional standards of the Department

To be active in implementing the Council's equal opportunities policy/in professional practice and service delivery

To be responsible for professional decisions within the Department's priorities framework and in relation to specific procedural guideline referring to consultation within management

To undertake service development tasks as appropriate

To familiarise themselves with departmental policies and procedures

To undertake the range of duties as appropriate to the service area

To take accurate referrals and provide an initial response to service users

To ensure that the outcomes for children as defined by Every Child Matters is the focus for all interventions

To assess, plan and provide a preventative and rehabilitative service within the expectations of the Children's Act; seeking agreement where necessary from the Children's Resources Panel

To assess the range of situations (from simple to complex) where children are referred as being in need of protection, accommodation or care provision, being particularly mindful of equal opportunities issues, but ensuring that the safety of children is paramount

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Hold a recognised social work qualification and must demonstrate that they have training and/or experience relevant to the post

Hold appropriate HCPC registration

Knowledge of child care law and the ability to apply it to situations where children may be at risk or needing to be looked after

An understanding of the needs of children who are looked after and the ability to develop appropriate plans for them in partnership with their parents/carers in a non-discriminatory way

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Heather Scase 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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