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Children Social Worker

Posted: 22nd July 2019
  • Location: Dorset
  • Salary: GBP34 - GBP35 per hour
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

FRCE Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for a Social Worker to join their LAC/Leaving Care Service within South West England.
To provide a quality social work service to children, young people and their families/careers to ensure an environment which promotes their welfare and that enables children wherever possible to remain within their family networks and to live within their communities.
The responsibilities of a Social Worker include:
*Carry a caseload with a high level of direction and supervision by and access to the manager who will agree the means by which care management is to be undertaken is to be undertaken and approve decisions, plans and written reports.
*Participate in team duty and referral taking systems as directed.
*Undertake assessment of service users' needs in accordance with directorate policies and procedures. Assessments will be carried out in conjunction with service users, families, carers and other professionals. Assessments will involve the evaluation of all aspects of an individual's situation, including an assessment of jeopardy and risk.
*Devise implement and review care plans to meet service user need/statutory responsibilities as agreed by the Team Manager or Assistant Team Manager.
*Apply specific methods of intervention as appropriate to the service group. 1 6. Provide reports as required.
*Contribute to the effective functioning of the team.
*Maintain essential records, input and maintain records on the core computer system as required and to undertake IT training as necessary.
*Make available any records for statistical purposes or inspection.
*Liaise effectively with colleagues in other statutory, voluntary and independent sector agencies, as required.
*Work collaboratively with colleagues in other settings of the Directorate, as required to meet the needs of service users and carers.
*Attend team meetings and other meetings relevant to the work of the service group, as required by the Team Manager.
*Undertake training as required including ongoing post qualification professional development.
*Contribute to the provision of a response to civil emergencies as required.
*Function within financial and budgetary guidelines in order to purchase packages of care to meet the needs specified in care plans.
*Prepare reports for court and attend to give evidence in legal proceedings as required.
*Undertake specific projects in relation to service development as agreed with the Team Manager.
*Where the post is based within the Children's Services Directorate, responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
*Any other lesser or comparable duties as required relating to the particular specialised function of the team or teams.
Requirements of a LAC/Leaving Care Social Worker:
*HCPC registered
*2 years recent experience working within Frontline Children's Services (always 2 years but the experience will differ from each team)
*An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
Salary: Up to £35.00 p/h, based on experience
If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Olivia on or contact number

The FRCE Recruitment Group is committed to equality and value diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
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