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Social Worker - Adolescent Intervention & Prevention Team

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work, Early Intervention
Category:
Adult Services
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
South East, London
Location:
Southend-On-Sea
Salary:
£36,153 per annum
Posted:
10/07/2018
Job Ref:
NBR-71945

Social Worker - Adolescent Intervention & Prevention Team - Southend-On-Sea - £36,153 per annum + benefits

Our Client in Southend has an excellent opportunity to join the Adolescent Intervention & Prevention Team on a fixed term 12 month contract. They are looking for passionate social workers to work with children and young people who are at risk of, or experiencing, sexual exploitation, associated with gangs and at risk of exploitation and children & young people missing from home, care or education.

Benefits as a Social Worker:

  • 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

Duties as a 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. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice
  • 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. 
  • To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity. 
  • To use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required which are appropriate for grades of posts up to and including the grade of this post. This will include covering for other posts

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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