Qualified Senior Social Worker

Medicare First
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Social Work minimum of 3 years'of post qualified experience.

Working with children, young people and their families to improve the well-being of vulnerable people and fulfil the statutory obligations of the Council.

-Degree/post graduate or equivalent recognised social work qualification
-Experience of statutory work including Child Protection work.
-Registration with Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC).

Knowledge and Training:

-Experience of statutory work including Child Protection work.
-Experience of working with children and families in any setting.
-Essential training on: Children Act, Child Protection Work
-Direct Work with Children, Assessment skills, Integrated Children's System.

Knowledge of:

-Responsibility of Local Authority Children's Service in relation to children and families.
-Children Act 1989 and 2004 and DOH Guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children.
-Child abuse enquiries
-Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities for users and staff, and anti-discriminatory practices.

Professional Direction:

-The job holder may be directed to a particular specialism of recognised social work.
-The key accountabilities will be undertaken in accordance with relevant statutes, guidance, regulations, policies and procedures and the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers.
-Complexity will involve combinations of:
-Multi agency input
-Complex family /organisational dynamics
-Serious hostility and conflicts of interest
-Multiple problems/disadvantages

Case Management:

-Prepare for and represent the Council during court proceedings in order to recommend and
-Seek legal interventions that are in the best interests of the child/young person.
-Assist in the development of service policies, procedures and working practices at local, departmental and inter-agency levels.
-Encourage appropriate user participation in the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the service.
-To participate in the supervision of newly qualified social workers and social workers as appropriate.