District-based teams deliver a comprehensive service under the direction of a single district manager, with each area being supported by multi-agency early help hubs. We are recruiting for Children’s Social Workers on behalf of Care and Nursing Homes in the following teams:
- Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
- Children’s Assessment and Safeguarding Team (CAST)
- The Children in Care Team (CiC)
- Disabled Children’s Team (DCT)
- To use professional skills, knowledge, and experience and a range of interpersonal and specialist communication skills to gather information and make a full assessment of risks protection and social care needs of individuals and carers/families, within relevant legal and statutory frameworks, agreed priorities and current eligibility criteria.
- Refer to other relevant agencies and undertake joint assessments where appropriate to ensure all risks and needs are considered.
- To arrange, provide or purchase appropriate services/care within the Departments agreed priorities and resource framework to reflect best value principals and to comply with legislation and statutory duties.
- Take appropriate action in conjunction with other agencies and within legal and statutory framework, to protect vulnerable people.
- Manage an agreed case load in accordance with statutory and Departmental procedures and objectives, and professional good practice to enable individuals to achieve goals and maximise their strengths.
- Monitor, review and reassess care packages/services against identified risks, needs, and objectives to ensure the continued effectiveness in achieving required or wanted outcomes.
- Make appropriate use of paper and computerised case recording systems to and effectively contribute to professional case management and comply with current legislation and Departmental Policies and Procedures. Records should be accessible to individuals, colleagues and managers as appropriate.
- Produce reports as required which comply with statutory and Departmental procedures and capture and analyse information clearly and guide decision making and case management.
- Ensure knowledge of benefits, fees and allowances is current and advise individuals how to access them in order to achieve maximum independence and manage expectations and demands.
- Applicants must hold a degree in social work or equivalent (e.g. CQSW, DipSW) and be registered with the HCPC.
- Good communication skills – listening, understanding, ability to express self to people from a range of backgrounds and cultures and ability to negotiate with service users, relatives and providers.
- Able to write clearly and concisely and have experience of report writing.
- Able to assess risks, needs, analyse information and recognise problems.
- Understand equalities issues in social work practice and principals of safety, dignity and empowerment.
- Understand philosophies, professional social work issues and legal frameworks underpinning specific client groups and social services statutory duty and role in the wider community.
- Experience of working with children and families in social work setting.
- Knowledge of Child Protection legislation and understanding of child protection issues and substitute care.
- Understand data protection/confidentiality and need for accurate and timely recording.
- Understand Best Value principals and need for resource constraints.
- Organised and able to manage time and conflicting demands.
- Able to fulfil the transport requirements of the role and willing to travel to other areas in the county.
- Minimum 2-3 years’ experience.
- Enhanced DBS disclosure required, candidates welcome to provide details of DBS update service or DBS results can be processed within 24 hours at candidate cost.
Rate of Pay £28.00 Per Hour.
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