Senior Social Worker - CIN - Thurrock

Thurrock, Essex
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC010620B_1591027536
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-06-01
  • Location: Thurrock, Essex
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-31
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker for the Children in Team for Thurrock Council.

Main duties:

  • To ensure that all vulnerable children in need and children in care receive a service that reflects the Department's commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first
  • To model good practice that reflects a value based approach to working with children and their families and is child-centred
  • To work in partnership with service users, to undertake focused assessments, plans and reviews that have clear objectives and outcome measures
  • To work directly with children and young people to establish their wishes and feelings, using a variety of techniques, as required
  • To work within accepted standards of customer care and to provide a respectful and sensitive service at all times
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation and use the Integrated Children's System to promote effective case management
  • To prepare reports for meetings, i.e. Child protection conference, strategy meetings, Children in Care Reviews, Children in Need meetings, and court proceedings as necessary, to the required standard and within the set timescales.
  • To contribute to the progression of the relevant performance plans and targets
  • To monitor use of resources to promote maximum results
  • To keep up to date with research findings and new thinking within the social work field.
  • To identify training needs and maintain requirements for professional registration
  • To be available for supervision, as required and to prepare for supervisory sessions, as required by the Team Manager
  • At the discretion of the Manager such other activities as may from time to time be required to ensure the needs of the service are met

Skills and Requirements

  • Social Work degree
  • Registered with the SWE
  • Clear Enhanced DBS
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development, parenting capacity, environmental factors and risk and protective factors
  • 2+ years' experience of working in a CIN/CP team/court

Please send your CV to heather.scase @twrecruitment.com

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