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Senior Social Worker - Referral & Assessment

Job Type:
Social Work
Referral and Assessment
Senior Social Worker
South East
Slough, Berkshire
£44,829 to £49,812 per annum
Salary Description:
£44829 - £49812 per annum
Job Ref:

Senior Social Worker - Referral & Assessment - Slough - £44,829 - £49,812 per annum

An exciting opportunity has become available in Slough to join the Referral & Assessment Team based in Observatory House (main office). This is an excellent opportunity for a highly experienced and dedicated Social Worker to join Slough on their journey to improve services to vulnerable children and their families.

As a Senior Social Worker within the Referral and Assessment Service, you will be responsible for undertaking social work on allocated cases and producing outcome-based plans that reflect the needs of and risks to children and their families. You will develop effective relationships with children, young people and their families to improve the impact of work and determine the level of service available.

The benefits of this Senior Social Worker role:

* £44,829 - £49,812 per annum
* Stable and supportive team and management
* Relevant training and development opportunities
* Career progression

Job duties as a Senior Social Worker:

* Responsible for undertaking social work on allocated cases producing outcome-based plans, having regard to the needs of, and risks to, children and their families.
* To develop effective relationships with CYP and their families to improve impact of work and determine the level of service available ensuring written plans are agreed with the CYP and their families and reflect their views.
* To determine, using evidence based practice how these needs will be met subject to resources, statutory responsibilities, within the framework of council policies and procedures.
* To be responsible for effective Individual performance in line with national standards and performance indicators, including receiving regular supervision.
* Responsible for participating in routine auditing activity across the service to secure the highest possible standards of social work practice and record keeping and to act in accordance with requirements of the Quality Assurance Framework.
* 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 ensure access to translation and interpretation services as necessary.
* To complete financial assessments and, where appropriate, to determine contributions and levels of need/service.

Requirements of this Senior Social Worker role:

* Professional Social Work Degree or equivalent (Essential)
* Social Work England Registered (Essential)
* DBS Check (Enhanced)
* Indicative post graduate experience (2+ years)
* Professional Standards (Essential)
* Knowledge and Skills for Child and Family Social Workers - issued by DfE (Essential)
* Ability to write reports to a high standard (Essential)
* Understanding of children and families legal framework and assessment process (Essential)
* Understanding and experience of child protection procedures (Essential)
* Current UK driving licence (Desirable)
* Access to own vehicle (insured for work purposes) (Desirable)
* Postgraduate qualification in relevant Social work discipline (Desirable)


Contact Details:
Tel: 0203 878 4727
Contact: Kieran Wright

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