Social Worker - Unaacompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Westminster, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HS372357_1568819076
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2019-09-18
  • Location: Westminster, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-17
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Social Worker for the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's Team for Westminster Council.

Main Duties:

To hold and manage a varied caseload reflecting the function of the Team in accordance with procedure, guidelines and legislation

To identify and assess levels of risk and need, and deliver protective or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after

To maintain an up to date assessment, care plan and reviews for all cases

To maintain accurate, up to date, and relevant case recordings and any other records as specified in departmental guidance and procedures utilising tools such as Frameworki as appropriate

To contribute through team meetings and organisational events to the development of the service

Attend supervision regularly having actively prepared

To take responsibility for reporting of risk properly through the line management structure

Ensure that expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded.

Ensure that reports are up to date, of a high quality and submitted according to appropriate timescales

Work co-operatively with colleagues and in partnership across agency boundaries

To attend a range of meetings including child protection case conference meetings and court hearings to represent the department

To undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in line with agreed care plans

To be responsible for all data on allocated cases: data entry on Frameworki and any other electronic tools or database ensure data is kept up to date and accurate at all times data required for specific PIs/targets, etc is entered in a timely way to be responsible for the accuracy of data and be able to validate own data reliably

To maintain and develop up to date knowledge and relevant skills through training

To carry out all work within an equal opportunities framework

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Knowledge of Children Act 1989 and 2004

Knowledge of Assessment Framework

Understanding of needs-led planning and review for Looked After Children as well as child protection knowledge.

Knowledge of child development and family dynamics

Able to communicate with and undertake direct work with children of different ages, needs and cultural backgrounds.

Able to work through interpreters with families and children from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds

DipSW or equivalent

HCPC registration

Enhanced DBS

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

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