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Social Worker - Localities

Location: WEMBLEY PARK, MIDDLESEX Salary: 29.88 - 32 GBP Per Hour, inc benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 18 hours ago Reference: 3131494
Reed are currently seeking experienced Qualified Children's Social Workers for a Localities team based in Brent. 

You must have a degreee or equivalent and be HCPC registered! 

GENERAL DUTIES

The postholder must at all times carry out her/his duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities and Best Value Policies and incorporating the Council’s Core Competencies.

To provide a service to children in need and their families in line with statutory requirements and departmental priorities.

To participate in training as required in the overall interests of the service and as part of career development.

To participate in supervision.

To participate in team meetings.

To participate in emergency duty rota within specific role.

To keep up to date and accurate records, using information technology where appropriate.

Respond to the public and other agencies by telephone, correspondence and direct contact in order to provide a service within departmental priorities and timescales.

Liaise with relevant external agencies e.g. police, health authority etc.

Liaise with relevant colleagues in other Divisions and Council Departments.

To be responsible for individual client case planning in line with the professional standards of the department.

To be active in implementing the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy in professional practice and service delivery.

To be responsible for professional decisions within the department’s priorities framework and in relation to specific procedural guidelines.

To undertake service development tasks as appropriate.

To familiarise with departmental policies and procedures.

SPECIALIST CHILD CARE DUTIES

To provide a preventative and rehabilitative service within the criteria of the Children Act, facilitating appropriate resources where necessary to enable children to remain with their own families.

To assess situations where children are referred as being in need of protection, accommodation or care provision, and take appropriate action based on evidence.

To plan quickly and effectively, involving carers as partners in the decisions made in respect of children.

To aim that children should remain with their own families wherever possible. Where it is legally upheld that natural family circumstances have irretrievably broken down, to plan a secure and permanent home for children, ensuring that they have clear information about their own background and contact with natural relatives wherever possible.


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