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Social Worker - Leaving Care Team

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Leaving Care
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
South East, London
Location:
Southend-On-Sea
Salary:
£35,444 per annum
Posted:
26/04/2018
Job Ref:
NBR-71014

Social Worker - Leaving Care Team - Southend-On-Sea Borough - Up to £35,444 + benefits

Our Client in Southend has an excellent opportunity to join one of the Leaving Care Teams. This is an opportunity for a self-motivated, high calibre social worker. Southend Borough Council has a gold standard for 'Investors in People' and is one of Stonewall's top 100 employers. Children's Services is committed to being a learning organisation and has excellent training and support.

Benefits:

  • Relocation grant of up to £8,000
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Savings of up to £900 on childcare vouchers
  • Car scheme that allows workers to drive new, fully maintenance, insured car at a lower cost

About the role:

  • To provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people appropriate to experience and capabilities.
  • To ensure the highest of professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods.
  • To provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.
  • To investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans.
  • To develop practice, that takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs.
  • To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures
  • To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
  • To ensure the Team Manager is kept fully appraised of problems arising from workload and seek advice as and when necessary.
  • Where appropriate to act as the duty worker for the team, responding to queries and issues. 
  • To use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
  • To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.

Requirements:

  • Be eligible to work within in the U.K.
  • Valid driving licence and car available for business use.
  • That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree.
  • Knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice issues.
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
  • An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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