Children’s Assessment Social Worker Job – Full Time Hours – Busy Local Authority
Your new company
An exciting new opportunity has risen in North London for a large local authority, within the Assessment Teams of the Children and Young People’s Service. This role has become available in this authority due to an expected increase in work load within the children’s services.
Your new role
As the new qualified Social Worker within the Children’s assessment team, if will be your purpose to deliver a high-quality social work service to children and families working in partnership with other statutory and third sector organisations. You will work with children in care and their families to secure stable, safe permanent care arrangements. Your roll will mean you undertake child protection enquiries, assessments (initial and core), work with children subject to a child protection plan, respond to requests to accommodate children, initiated care proceedings. You will also participate in team and other service meetings and activities as appropriate.
Your new role will include assessing and identifying levels of risk and need, and deliver protective or supportive service for children with a child protection plan. You will then implement care plans by working in partnership with parents and colleagues from other agencies to effect better outcomes for children with Child Protection plans. You may be required to produce courts statements and when required, give evidence in court on behalf of the Local Authority. As well as this, you will promote the welfare of children in need with particular regard to their age, sex, health, race, religion, culture and life experience as appropriate.
What you’ll need to succeed
In order to be a successful candidate for this role, you will need a Degree or Diploma in Social Work along with an active HCPC registration. You will also need post qualification experience as well as experience working directly with children and young people and their families from a linguistically and culturally diverse community. You must have the ability to undertake high quality assessments and provide clear analysis within prescribed timescales, and to be able to formulate evidence-based care plans and packages of service provision. You should also have the ability to analyse risk in child protection and to plan appropriate interventions.
What you’ll get in return
The opportunity to work alongside Hays who will supply you with your own personal recruitment consultant who specialises in your field of work. A full time, contract role paying a competitive rate. You will receive support throughout your employment and a full time work pattern.
What you need to do now
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