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Social Worker - Children in Care

Job Type:
Temporary
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services, Looked After Children, Children In Need
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
South East
Location:
South East England
Salary:
£207 to £237 per day
Salary Description:
£207 - £237 per day
Posted:
08/11/2021
Job Ref:
LDK-146902

Social Worker - Children in Care- South East England - £207 to £237 per day

Liquid Personnel are currently recruiting a Social Worker to join the Children in Care Team based in the South East of England.

The successful Social Worker will have commitment and dedication and will be able to demonstrate good lengths of service with previous experience.

Benefits as a Children in Care Social Worker include:

* Competitive pay rate
* Long contracts for good performance
* Supportive team and management
* Progression opportunities
* Flexible working available

Duties as a Children in Care Social Worker include:

* Assess, plan, review and provide support to a child, family or carer with complex family or social care needs, taking full account of appropriate legal frameworks, policy, and guidance
* Assess family functioning, providing help and support, when relationship breakdown threatens to impair the health or well-being of children at risk of abuse or neglect
* Carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with children, adults and families as appropriate, including intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers
* Arrange appropriate alternative care (including, where appropriate a permanent home) in collaboration with children, young people, and their parents/carers where the parents/carers cannot care for them
* Accountable for making recommendations about whether a case has reached the threshold for statutory intervention
* Promoting autonomy and development with individuals who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable because of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, for example, working with people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, or diminished capacity
* Carry out age and human rights assessments as appropriate
* Maintain up to date, accurate and high-quality records of activity on cases. Participate in a range of planning and decision-making forums including case discussions, Strategy Meetings, Legal Planning meetings, Child Protection Conferences, Statutory Reviews
* Make a report to support an application for a care, adoption, or other order as relevant
* Write court reports and give evidence in relation to children at risk during legal proceedings
* Assess people's suitability as foster carers, kinship carers (including Special Guardians), or adopters
* Act as Practice Educators for social work qualifying course students on practice placements (as appropriate) or Assessor for Newly Qualified Social Workers completing their ASYE
* Working with communities, families, and individuals to maximise or promote their personal strengths, social networks, and resources
* Hold a caseload of a level of complexity and provide case management, guidance, support and expert advice to social care staff, students, and newly qualified social workers, as and when required

Essential requirements as a Children in Care Social Worker include:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK licence
* Post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work

Why Liquid Personnel?

* New 'Faster Pay' service getting you paid more quickly
* Twice weekly payroll
* Free DBS and compliance service
* Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
* Free access to Liquid's exclusive social work training and CPD portal
* Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
* "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*
* "Find your own job" bonus - get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes.

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Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6217
Contact: London Children Division

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