Qualified Social Worker

Redbridge, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTW1709B_1568734146
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-09-17
  • Location: Redbridge, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-16
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are looking to recruit a Qualified Social Worker to join a busy Referral and Assessment Team in Redbridge Council.

The main purpose of the role is deliver a high quality initial response and assessment service to children and their families, which will include initial Child Protection enquires, Children in

Need assessments and request for accommodation.

Main Duties:

To undertake Initial and Core Assessments within the required timescales in accordance with the assessment framework

To undertake the investigation of child protection referrals and to provide assessments that facilitates decision making by appropriate line managers

To accommodate children and young people and initiate care proceedings when appropriate

To formulate care plans in partnership with children and young people, their families and other providers of care and assistance based on the assessments

To produce court statements and when required, give evidence in court on behalf of the Local Authority in Family Proceedings Court and any other court within Family Division as required

To provide verbal and written reports to Child Protection conferences strategy meetings, planning meeting and reviews

To take responsibility for managing an individual caseload, having regard to the relative needs of all service users and ensuring an effective use of time and resources

To ensure that all expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded and that cases with financial packages are regularly monitored and reviewed

Essential skills & experience needed:

Solid experience of carrying out assessments and building professional relationships with service users

Ability to network across organisational boundaries in support of service users

Ability to engage with families and work collaboratively with partner agencies and colleagues

Ability to work with diverse ethnic groups and ensure that change is achieved for the vulnerable children and families that we work with

Job Requirements:
An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role

Must be Social Work qualified with a valid HCPC registration

Clear UK Driving Licence

If you are interested in this position, please call the office on 0203 743 6103 and speak to Alex Blyth or email your CV

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Qualified Social Worker

Redbridge, London