Senior Social Worker

Recruiter
HCL Social Care
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£28 - £29/hour
Posted
11 Jun 2017
Closes
11 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
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.

DUTIES:

- 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.

REQUIREMENTS:
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.

WORKING FOR HCL SOCIAL CARE:
• 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

CONTACT:
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