Qualified Social Worker - Intervention and Planning Team

Recruiter
Capita Social Care Recruitment
Location
North London, London
Salary
42320.0000
Posted
08 Jun 2017
Closes
08 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

After a very successful recruitment drive Barnet Council are looking to recruit more motivated and committed permanent Social Workers to work within the Intervention and Planning Team (Children & Families).

The successful candidate will provide social work and services to children, young people and their families to improve the well-being of vulnerable people and fulfil the statutory obligations of the Council.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Degree/post graduate or equivalent recognised social work qualification
  • Registration with Health & Care Professional Council
  • Completion of ASYE accreditation. (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment)
  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working in a front-line setting within safeguarding and child protection
  • Experience of statutory work including court work.

Training within:

  • Children Act
  • Child Protection Work
  • Direct Work with Children
  • Assessment skills
  • Integrated Children's Systems

Knowledge of:

  • Responsibility of Local Authority Children's Service in relation to children and families
  • Children Act 1989 and 2004 and DOH Guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • Child abuse enquiries
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities for users and staff, and anti-discriminatory practices
  • Has lived or worked in a multi-cultural environment

Key accountabilities/duties/responsibilities:
Professional Direction

  • The job holder may be directed to a particular specialism of recognised social work
  • Work assignments will be undertaken under the regular direction and supervision of a senior line manager and professional social work educators
  • The key accountabilities will be undertaken in accordance with relevant statutes, guidance, regulations, policies and procedures and the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers

Case Management

  • Take responsibility as key worker for an assigned caseload of identified users that have a variety of relevant need circumstances in order to improve the user's situation and well-being. (Examples: children and young people who are 'in need', looked after by the Council, on a child protection plan, the subject of care proceedings or care leavers.)
  • Undertake a balanced range of cases with some complexities of risk and ambiguity ensuring that increasing case complexities are referred and discussed with supervisors.
  • Undertake established, analytical evidence based assessments of the user's circumstances in order to recommend to the necessary authorities the appropriate level of intervention and of service provision.
  • Develop, agree, implement and review explicit care plans for the assigned cases that will contribute to the achievement of improvements to the user's well-being within the overall objectives of the Council's Family Services Delivery Unit.
  • Ensure that the appropriate management are informed of the caseload's current and proposed casework plans and developments to assure the appropriate authorisation is obtained, verified and reviewed.
  • Write and maintain case records to the required standards, to enable informed review, data security, audit, reports and other administrative requirements.
  • Organise, Chair or participate in reviews and meetings attended by the child/young person, user interested parties, relevant colleagues and representatives of other agencies to identify issues and agree actions to be taken. (Examples: health, education, probation, police, courts, Counsel, solicitors, CAFCASS [Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service].)
  • Prepare for and represent the Council during court proceedings in order to recommend and seek legal interventions that are in the best interests of the child/young person.
  • Assist in the development of service policies, procedures and working practices at local, departmental and inter-agency levels.
  • Encourage appropriate user participation in the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the service.
  • To engage in reflective practice.

For a confidential chat about the role please get in touch .

Capita Social Care Resourcing is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.