Social Worker - Fostering Team

Swindon, Bristol
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HS370456_1566984284
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2019-08-28
  • Location: Swindon, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-27
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for Qualified Social Workers for the Fostering Team in Swindon Council.

Main duties:

To undertake professional and comprehensive casework for a complex caseload of children and young people

To maintain high professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods, ensuring that you are abreast of new developments. Provide guidance and support to less experienced staff to help them develop their professional skills and knowledge

As lead professional, to contribute to the provision of good quality services which integrate government and local initiatives and guidance (including Working Together, Child Protection procedures, Looked After Children's processes, the Assessment Framework and Common Assessment Framework)

Manage an allocated caseload appropriate to the extensive experience of the Experienced Social Worker, to include complex assessments of children, families and parenting and other work to meet statutory requirements

Work within Swindon Borough Council's policies, procedures and good practice guidelines in order to meet the needs of the children and families allocated

Work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help them make informed decisions, engender change enabling them to clarify and express their needs, and contribute to service planning

Maintain up to date case notes and other records, utilising relevant IT systems, and write reports, including court reports, and give expert evidence in court

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Clear Enhanced DBS check

Diploma in social work or equivalent qualification

Successful completion of Assessed Year in Employment

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