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Early Help Social Worker

Location: CATFORD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 28.00-30.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Community Care Services and Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 3
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-440853

Seeking an experienced Early Help Social Worker to work from home.

You must have good engagement skills, be very proactive, and be self motivated. This role is solely undertaking early help assessments over the phone. Ideal position for a Social Worker who has taken some time out (up to 6 months) and wanting to get back to work.


Family support workers are integral to the work we do when we work with families who might be experiencing a crisis. Family support workers assess the needs of the family, help resolve issues and promote wellbeing, human rights and social justice. They may offer counselling, advocacy, mediation services, identify appropriate social services and help families navigate the protocols of the social system.


1. To undertake early help assessments and draw up a plan of intervention to improve outcomes for the child and their family within the framework of Early Help.

2. To be responsible for providing advice and support to allocated families.

3. To assess, plan and develop effective coping strategies for young people and parents in crisis.

4. To enable, facilitate and assist the young person and their family through direct work in accordance with the planned intervention.

5. To co-ordinate and facilitate team around the family (TAF) meetings in order to identify and plan the most appropriate interventions to support the child and their family.

6. To maintain accurate records of all work undertaken on behalf of the Directorate.

7. To ensure that service users are aware of their right to complain about the service they receive.

8. To produce case reports and correspondence for a variety of readership, including meetings, conferences, other agencies and service users.

9. To ensure that all work is undertaken in compliance with policies, procedures, guidance and legislation.

10. To ensure that the needs of service users from all communities are addressed and that close attention is paid to equalities issues in all aspect of work.

11. To participate in duty systems for the service unit, as appropriate.

12. To develop and maintain effective working relationships at appropriate levels with other agencies relevant to the work of the unit.

13. To input data, using Information Technology, as required.

14. To take responsibility for one’s own, and others safety, by ensuring that team members and other staff are not knowingly exposed to risk of violence.

15. To attend, contribute and participate fully in supervision, in accordance with the Directorate’s supervision policy.

Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK drivers' licence
* Post-qualified experience

Please apply online with an up to date CV

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