Qualified Social Worker - Children and Families Team

Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
Blackwall, Greater London
£20.50 - £25.52/hour
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Tradewind Social Care are recruiting for a highly experienced Qualified Social Worker to join a Children and Families Team in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The main purpose of the role is to use professional knowledge to assess monitor and review social care needs of individuals, relatives and carers within a specific care group in accordance with agreed competencies, quality standards and professional good practice in relation to case and risk management.

Main duties:
To be responsible for undertaking all social work on allocated cases, or those worked with on a short term assessment basis
To maintain accurate records of all work undertaken on behalf of the Directorate, and to ensure that service users are aware of their right to see such records
To produce case reports and correspondence for a variety of readership, including meetings, conferences, court, other agencies and service users
To ensure that all work is undertaken in compliance with policies, procedures, guidance and legislation
To ensure that the needs of service users/carers from all communities are addressed, and that close attention is paid to equalities issues in all aspects of work
To develop and maintain effective working relationships at appropriate levels with other agencies relevant to the work of the unit
To take responsibility for one's own, and others safety, by ensuring that team members and other staff are not knowingly exposed to risk of violence
To provide supervision, as appropriate, to student social workers and/or Social Work Assistants

Essential skills and experience needed:
Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation
Ability to analyse data and formulate plans for intervention and service provision for children and their families
Communicating effectively with members of the public, other agencies, children and their parents/carers
Knowledge of theory regarding best practice in child and family assessment and planning, and the ability to reference research and theory within own work

Job requirements:
Applicants must hold a Social Work qualification and valid HCPC registration
An enhanced DBS of satisfactory level is essential
Minimum of 2 years recent experienced working with Children and Families

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