Children's Social Worker

Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
£21.58 - £27/hour
16 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic vacancy has been released for a Qualified Social Worker to join a busy Children's Service in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster.

The main purpose of the role is to provide an accountable statutory social work service to children, young people and their families/carers, to include assessment, intervention, case planning and review, appropriate to the work of the team and service unit.

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 attend, contribute and participate fully in supervision, in accordance with the Department's supervision policy

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
Knowledge of theory regarding best practice in child and family assessment and planning, and the ability to reference research and theory within own work
Ability to produce clear, literate and appropriate records, reports and correspondence for a wide range of readership

Job requirements:
Must hold a Social Work qualification with a valid HCPC registration
An enhanced DBS of satisfactory level is essential
A minimum of 3 years recent experience working within Frontline Children's Services

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