Children with Disabilities Social Worker

Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
Westminster, Greater London
£22.72 - £28.41/hour
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
There is great new opportunity for an experienced Qualified Social Worker to join a busy Children with Disabilities Team in Westminster City Council.

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the delivery of an effective Children’s Service as part of a departmental team improving outcomes for children and young people. To be responsible for social work provision to allocated and newly referred cases in accordance with departmental guidance and procedure.

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 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
To take responsibility for reporting of risk properly through the line management structure
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 hold a workload of cases which are in line with the function of the team in which they are located. The nature of these cases will vary across the service

Essential skills and experience:
Understanding of needs-led planning and review for Looked After Children as well as child protection knowledge
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
Knowledge of Children Act 1989 and 2004
Knowledge of Assessment Framework
Good workload management skills and able to manage fluctuating demands of caseload and significant levels of pressure

Job requirements:
All applicants must be Social Work qualified with a valid HCPC registration
A minimum of 3 years recent experienced working within a Children with Disabilities Team
An enhanced DBS of satisfactory level is essential

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