Qualified Social Worker Children in Need

Kingston and Richmond, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHSQSW_1621356251
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-05-18
  • Location: Kingston and Richmond, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-17
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currentky recruuting for a Qualified Social Worker for the Children in Need Team for Achieiving for Children in Kingston.

About the service

Achieving for Children's Social Work Bank Support Team offers in-house support to our dynamic statutory social work teams who may be in need of additional support. Bank social workers are valued equally to our full-time staff and are expected to contribute to the assessment, planning and reviewing of vulnerable young people and families. Appointed individuals will be expected to work across all localities of the service including Twickenham, Kingston, Richmond and Chessington supporting our teams including: Referral and Assessment, Safeguarding, Children Looked After, Disabled Children's Team, Youth Resilience Service, Adoption and Fostering, or Leaving Care Team.

About the role

Our Social Work Bank Support Team offers qualified social workers a flexible working arrangement to work around your personal circumstances, whilst providing you with exciting opportunities to develop your skills and experience. Successful applicants will be expected to provide flexible and ad-hoc support across any of our Children's Social Work teams when required. Successful applicants are not expected to be experienced in all areas of children's service social work. Teams you could have the opportunity to support include;

All of our social work roles work in partnership with children, young people and those connected to them, in order to co-create plans that meet the identified need. Our Bank workers may wish to undertake short term or long term duties. This may include but not limited to;

  • Undertaking child and family assessments
  • Carrying out child protection enquiries
  • Duty Tasks
  • Direct work with children and young people
  • Chairing Child in Need and Core Group Meetings
  • Attending out of borough visits

Skills and experience

  • Educated to a degree level with a relevant professional qualification in social work
  • Successful completion of Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • Active Social Work England registration and proven evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of relevant theory that informs practice delivery.
  • Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families. Advocating the voices of those we are working with.
  • Appropriate understanding of developing and implementing effective interventions to vulnerable children and families that achieves sustainable positive outcomes
  • Experience of effective recording, monitoring and evaluation of interventions using a wide range of tools and Management Information Systems (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include families, children or young people).
  • Experience of using ICT to communicate, manage data and present ideas to inform or influence others.
  • Knowledge of statutory legislation and relevant national policy, including safeguarding.

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