Qualified Children's Social Worker LAC Team

Hackney, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW403707_1603902878
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2020-10-28
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-27
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker for the Looked After Children's Team for Hackney Council.

Main duties:

  • 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
  • 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

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • 2 years minimum experience within LAC for a local authority
  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent
  • Be registered with the SWE
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure at enhanced level is required
  • Post to cover 1 year maternity leave

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