SOCIAL WORKER - FOSTERING AND ADOPTION TEAM

Wirral, Wirral
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HS374687_1570621766
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2019-10-09
  • Location: Wirral, Wirral
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-08
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for Qualified Social Workers for the Fostering and Adoption Team for Wirral Council.

Main duties:

Provide information and support to enable people, groups and communities to access universal services, commission a range of services designed to minimise risks, and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, carers/carer groups and communities. Demonstrate critical awareness of current issues and evidence based best practice

Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, families and carers

Liaise with colleagues in own and other departments and external agencies in order to gather information relevant to assessment and reviewing of care planning activities

Accurately record and critically analyse information, following organisational policies and meet organisational responsibilities for safeguarding

Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concern

Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, applying your skills, knowledge and professional judgement within the council and agency requirements helping to ensure seamless service responses to individuals with multiple needs

Undertake social work with families in order to reduce the need for care or accommodation and a range of community care and safeguarding assessments in accordance with relevant statutory requirements, identifying risks and appropriate support plans

Maintain and update case notes and other records, prepare statements or reports for, attend and give evidence in court in care proceedings, private law cases and adoption proceedings as appropriate

When required give evidence in Court in relation to Care Proceedings or other Court related matters

Developed expertise in one or more areas of practice, and familiar with local resources and be recognised by peers as a source of reliable knowledge and advice

Work independently and demonstrate an ability to adapt their approach to more complex cases

Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, families and carers.

Provide an oversight of cases and give clear directions and supportive actions within appropriate timescales to members of staff within the team.

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent.

Be registered with the HCPC and able to evidence this.

Evidence of continuing professional development in line with PCF.

Relevant post-qualifying/vocational training courses.

Working and leading in a multi-agency team.

Able to demonstrate practice which supports the core principles of the College of Social Work and Families and Wellbeing Directorate.

Proven experience of working with carers.

Knowledge of legislation relevant to the Service Area e.g.

Children and Families:

  • Children Act 1989, 2004
  • Children and families Act 2014
  • Leaving care Act 2000

For more information please call Heather Scase on 0203 743 6103!

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