Social Worker - Leaving Care Team - Southend-On-Sea - Up to £36,153 per annum + benefits
My client in Southend requires a social worker on the Leaving Care team. Candidates must be post-qualified and be confident in handling children's and young people's caseloads as well as report-writing.
Benefits of this Social Worker role:
- Relocation grant of up to £8,000
- £2000 retention Bonus and £1000 Golden Hello
- 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
Duties as a Leaving Care Social Worker:
- 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.
You must be:
- HCPC registered
- Eligible to work in the UK