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Social Worker - Assessment and Investigation

Job Type:
Temporary
Sector:
Social Work, Early Intervention
Category:
Children and Families Services, Referral and Assessment
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
South East, London
Location:
Essex
Salary:
£207 per day
Posted:
07/01/2019
Job Ref:
EDA-84447

Social Worker - Assessment and Investigation - Colchester - £207 per day

A social work vacancy has become available in an Assessment and Investigation team in Colchester. The successful candidate will work collaboratively, building effective working relationships with other professionals. This will be to help children, young people and families improve and gain control of their lives when safety or ability to participate in their community is restricted.

Benefits as a Social Worker:

  • Long contracts available
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Stable working environment 
  • Great progression opportunities
  • Good Ofsted rating

Expectations of the Role:

  • Carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with children, adults and families as appropriate, including intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers
  • Arrange appropriate alternative care (including, where appropriate a permanent home) in collaboration with children, young people and their parents/carers where the parents/carers cannot care for them
  • Accountable for making recommendations about whether a case has reached the threshold for statutory intervention
  • Promoting autonomy and development with individuals who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, for example, working with people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or diminished capacity
  • Carry out age and human rights assessments as appropriate
  • Maintain up to date, accurate and high quality records of activity on cases.  Participate in a range of planning and decision making forums including case discussions, Strategy Meetings, Legal Planning meetings, Child Protection Conferences, Statutory Reviews
  • Make a report to support an application for a care, adoption or other order as relevant
  • Write court reports and give evidence in relation to children at risk during legal proceedings
  • Assess people’s suitability as foster carers, kinship carers (including Special Guardians), or adopters
  • Act as Practice Educators for social work qualifying course students on practice placements (as appropriate) or Assessor for Newly Qualified Social Workers completing their ASYE
  • Working with communities, families and individuals to maximise or promote their personal strengths, social networks and resources
  • Hold a caseload of a level of complexity and provide case management, guidance, support and expert advice to social care staff, students and newly qualified social workers, as and when required

Essential Requirements:

  • HCPC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Post-qualified experience

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly 
  • Twice weekly payroll 
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place *
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

For more information please contact swapplications@liquidpersonnel.com

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes.

Contact Details:
Tel: 02036871090
Contact: Ellie Danson

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