Social Work Specialist - Child and Family Services

  • Job Reference: AP46
  • Date Posted: 29 March 2024
  • Recruiter: The Social Recruitment Company
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Salary: £37.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Samuel Noakes
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Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and families? Join our client as a Social Work Specialist and play a vital role in delivering high-quality services to meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families. Your expertise will help assess needs, plan interventions, and promote positive outcomes within statutory guidelines.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of children and their families' needs, incorporating inputs from interviews, observations, and various agencies.
  • Provide concise written and verbal reports based on analysis of complex evidence, ensuring alignment with statutory guidance.
  • Devise intervention and care plans based on assessed needs, collaborating closely with therapists and other professionals.
  • Implement planned interventions using evidence-based methodologies, ensuring compliance with London Child Protection Procedures and court requirements.
  • Establish and maintain professional, trusting relationships with children and their families, responding promptly to all contacts and providing timely reports and interventions.
  • Handle complaints from service users promptly and sensitively within the Council Complaints Procedure, ensuring prompt and effective handling of child protection matters.
  • Manage workload and prioritise tasks as directed, maintaining accurate management information and case records.
  • Stay updated with research knowledge in social learning theory and systemic approaches, taking responsibility for professional development
  • Collaborate with other agencies to ensure holistic assessments and promote positive outcomes, adhering to statutory guidelines for joint working.
  • Share information about children with other agencies to safeguard them in accordance with the Data Protection Act, maintaining effective communication with professionals.
  • Demonstrate commitment to equality of opportunity and challenge discrimination in personal and professional interactions.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families. If you're dedicated to promoting positive outcomes and safeguarding vulnerable individuals, we want to hear from you! Apply now and be part of a team committed to creating a safer and healthier community for all.