Social Worker

  • Job Reference: AP43
  • Date Posted: 29 March 2024
  • Recruiter: The Social Recruitment Company
  • Location: Camden
  • 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

Our client is seeking an experienced Social Worker to provide comprehensive social work services to children and families in accordance with the legislative duties and policies. The successful candidate will manage a caseload, including cases involved in court proceedings, and execute various responsibilities outlined in the Children's Act 2004 and relevant legislation. This role requires conducting assessments, developing care/protection plans, and ensuring statutory duties are met while upholding quality standards and facilitating practice development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of children and families in accordance with legislative requirements and departmental policies.
  • Undertake assessments of children to inform the development of care/protection plans.
  • Ensure that care/protection plans support the achievement of quality standards and contribute to practice development.
  • Conduct regular direct work, joint working, home visits, and reflective sessions with clients, colleagues, and partners.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to provide integrated support to children and families.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records and documentation.
  • Provide support and guidance to less experienced social workers as needed.
  • Participate in relevant training and professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and departmental procedures.
  • Keep abreast of changes in legislation and policy developments affecting social work practice.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Substantial experience as a social worker, preferably in a statutory setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, including the Children's Act 2004 and Every Child Matters.
  • Ability to manage complex cases effectively and independently.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration and engagement with clients and partners.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and adherence to professional standards.
  • Registration with the appropriate regulatory body.

This role offers an opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of children and families in need. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team committed to providing high-quality social work services and promoting positive outcomes for vulnerable individuals within the community.