Social Worker - Children and Families - Advanced (Grade 9)

Lancashire, Lancashire
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW4321_1563359293
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-07-17
  • Location: Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-15
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We are currently looking for a keen and organised person with a love for helping others to start an exciting career as a social worker and to join the Children's Assessment and Support Team (CAST) for Lancashire County Council, within the North West of England.

Job Purpose:

  • To help make Lancashire a place where everyone matters. A place where everyone can enjoy equal and quality life chances and be respected in their communities
  • To ensure the requirements relating to Children and Young People's needs, including those who may be in need (including those in need of protection) or may be Looked After are met
  • To carry out the statutory obligations of the Directorate as part of the Local Childrens Authority and in the context of central government guidelines
  • To deliver and promote the positive benefits of equality and diversity in carrying out all duties and responsibilities
  • To undertake and provide the social work assessment and support for referrals and requests for further assessment accepted by Children's Social Care and to provide any ongoing social work service based on the assessed need of Children, Young People and their families
  • To provide a safe, thorough and professional social work response to professionals and members of the public; deal with all enquiries expediently and according to a common agreed LCC safeguarding threshold

Requirements:

  • Applicants must hold CQSW, Dipsw, Degree in Social Work or equivalent recognised qualification in Social Work
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Should have Social Work Experience with Children and Families
  • Should be able to demonstrate knowledge of child development
  • Skills in working effectively with children and families in varied and complex circumstances
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to use basic computer technology
  • An ability to learn and understand theoretical concepts, legal frameworks and to work within policy and procedures
  • An ability to work as an effective team member
  • To be able to respond positively and effectively to children and their families
  • An ability to work with varied caseload and to manage timetables and demands
  • To have a knowledge of the cultures and religions of the communities of Lancashire
  • To have the ability to value diversity and work across cultures
  • To have good knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Skills in assessment of children and families and developing packages of support
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