Service Care Solutions Ltd

Newly qualified social worker

I am currently recruiting for a newly qualified social worker to work in Tower Hamlets.


To be considered for this role, you must have completed your AYSE year and have around 2 years experience.


MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB


1.

To provide high quality casework and service to vulnerable children and families, ensuring social work practice is in the best interest of children.


2.

Safeguard children, and improve outcomes for children in terms of their health, education, social and emotional well-being.

This involves providing a service to users that ensures that assessments, care plans and actions are in place to promote the longer term safety, welfare and well-being of children and young people, enabling them to maximise their life chances.


3.

Provision of social work services, working with individual service users, providing early help, undertaking assessments, interventions and reviews, in line with professional frameworks and National Performance indicators and other relevant local and national guidance, for children in need, those subject to child protection and criminal justice processes, looked after children and care leavers and their carers; providing advice, assistance, counselling and other forms of personal assistance with the aim of empowering, enhancing and protecting individual welfare.


4.

Contribute, as an active member to a positive team culture, to achieve the objectives of the service, working with Restorative Practice as our overarching analytical practice framework.


5.

Be a positive role model for children and families and build partnerships with others to work collaboratively.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1.

Prioritise and respond to requests for assistance, establishing sufficient information about the needs of clients so as to be able to determine the level of risk and the nature and type of support required.


2.

Maintain accurate case records to include information and analysis, and fulfil national timescales, procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures.


3.

Carry out assessments of needs and risk, and liaise with other specialists and agencies as necessary, and enable them to be involved and contribute to the process.


4.

Ensure that assessments, planning and interventions pay particular attention to individual needs, strengths and wishes, and include critical reflection and analysis, aims, and options to achieve change.

Develop and progress care plans as necessary, ensuring that care plans include clear statements of purpose, change, outcome and impact for child and family social work.


5.

Undertake at all times to work respectfully and collaboratively with service users, and take into account the views of children, young people and their carers and to facilitate inclusive practice to ensure participation is achieved.


6.

Initiate, chair and participate in reviews, cases conferences and other professional meetings, and provide reports as required.

Undertake court work as required.


7.

Negotiate with users, carers and internal and external partners concerning the methods to meet the needs identified by each assessment.

Plan services to meet individual needs in cooperation with children and families; to form trusted and effective working relationships with relatives, carers, friends, health and colleagues from other agencies [e.g.

education, health, police, employers, and housing].


If you are interested in this role, please contact Andy at Service Care on 01772 208964 or email andrew.quinney@servicecare.org.uk




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