Social Worker, Emergency Duty Team (EDT) - G10

Harrow Council
£35,481 to £39,294
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time
Harrow Council's people services directorate is looking for a Social Worker -Emergency Duty Team to join their children and young people services team.

The post holder will report into the team manager on the emergency duty team and will be responsible for providing emergency out of hours social care service for all Service users in the London Boroughs of Harrow and Barnet.

The post holder will work alone, often in partnership with other emergency services, including the Police, LAS, A&E staff and the Fire Service, where necessary and appropriate.

In addition, the post holder will be expected to carry out statutory duties relating to children, adults and older people. All duties performed will be in accordance with the appropriate policies and procedures for Harrow and Barnet Council.

To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:
* A detailed knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and related regulations and guidance

* Approved as a Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) with a detailed knowledge of the NHS and Community and Mental Heath Acts and related regulation and guidance and sufficient experience to work without direct access to advice.

* A detailed knowledge of the "Framework for the Assessment of Children and Their Families"

* Understanding of the main types of disability and mental disorder and the needs of service users and their family / carers

* Experience of user consultation and participation focusing on the needs of service users and carers.

* Experience of working in partnership with professional agencies and families

* Experience of undertaking complex social work assessment and practice which take fully into consideration the service users' background and lifestyle choices

* Experience of formulating care plans which consider the range of services appropriate to service users

Please note that this is a full time position working 36 hours a week, although part time hours will also be considered.

Closing Date: 05 March 2017
Interviews: w/c 19 March 2017

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.