Senior Social Worker

HCL Social Care
£28 - £29/hour
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Social Worker – Birmingham, West Midlands

Salary: £28 - £29 per hour. Locations: Birmingham, West Midlands. When: Locum, Full – time. Start Date: ASAP

We are looking for a qualified social worker to work in the Children in Care Team based in Birmingham.

This is an initial 3 – 6 months contract which is likely to be extended.


- Complete professional assessments of need and risk in respect of service users and carers

- Taking the lead role and responsibility, you co-ordinate the multi-agency approach to prevent and address child protection issues and children in need.

- Undertake statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and other legislation and guidance relating to service users and carers e.g. care proceedings, arrangements for adoption/permanency, risk assessments and investigations in relation to the protection of children. Including arrangements for obtaining and carrying out Court Orders, attending court as the Council`s representative and providing instruction to legal counsel.

- Plan professional intervention using the appropriate available resources ensuring needs are met through negotiation and consultation with professional colleagues and service users. 

- Promote anti discriminatory practice and the empowerment of service users.

- Keep appropriate case records, statistics and information. 

- Provide case reports and witness statements for Court when required, accountable to the requirements of both internal/external agencies in line with Luton Borough Council Policies and Procedures.

- Ensure that the needs of service users are regularly reviewed and changes in circumstances and newly identified needs are addressed. This will necessitate organising and chairing multi agency meetings.

Relevant social work qualification, e.g. CQSW, CSS, DipSW, nursing, OT qualification or NVQ 4 (Care), HNC (Social Care), or HNC Care Management. You must be professionally registered in the area you wish to work - SSSC for Scotland, CCW for Wales, NISCC for Northern Ireland or HCPC for England; and be eligible to work in the UK. Strong post-qualified Children and Families experience is also required.

• Support from a dedicated consultant with extensive social work experience in your particular region of the country
• Choice of a variety of social work jobs across 150 authorities throughout the UK within many specialism`s
• LTD, PAYE or Umbrella company payments with our daily payroll system
• Excellent referral scheme - £200 for each successfully placed person

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