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Social Worker - Leaving Care Team

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services, Transitions/Leaving Care
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
South East
Location:
Southend-On-Sea
Salary:
£36,153 per annum
Posted:
09/07/2018
Job Ref:
NBR-74072

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

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 7046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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