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QSW - Childrens - Social Worker - Assessment Team

Posted 3 days 2 hours ago by Hays

£45,000 Annual
Permanent
Not Specified
Social Care Jobs
Surrey, United Kingdom
Job Description
Qualified Social Worker - Childrens - Assessment Team

The assessment service plays a crucial role in supporting families and professionals. We believe that the first contact sets the tone for the entire working relationship. Our approach is built on consent, strong relationships, and collaboration with families and partners.
Key Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for managing an allocated caseload related to children, young people, and families within the local community. Your duties will include court work related to the discharge of care orders and other relevant applications. Here are the key responsibilities:
Case Management:

  • Manage an allocated social work caseload, ensuring timely and effective interventions.
  • Prepare for and participate in planned court-related work, adhering to appropriate timescales.
  • Undertake assessments in accordance with legislation, policies, and procedures, considering risk and the Framework for Assessment.
  • Assess the needs of children and young people, determining suitable levels of intervention and service provision.
  • Coordinate and provide necessary services, including family support packages.
  • Child - Centred Approach:
  • Address the needs and wishes of children during the assessment and planning process.
  • Encourage children and young people's participation and ensure evidence of their involvement.
  • Collaboration and Compliance:
  • Collaborate with partners, participating in formal case reviews and statutory meetings.
  • Adhere to administrative and financial procedures, maintaining accurate records.
  • Comply with supervision requirements, engage in continuous professional development, and attend formal training.
  • Community Awareness:
    • Be responsive to the diverse needs of all community groups.
    Additional Responsibilities:
  • Fulfill other duties related to this area of work, including team duty rota membership.
  • Participate fully in the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) process.
  • Familiarise yourself with and adhere to safeguarding procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of social work students.

  • Qualifications and Skills:
    As a dedicated professional in our social work team, you'll bring a wealth of expertise and a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children, families, and communities. Here are the essential qualifications and skills we're seeking:
    Knowledge of Child Development:
    • Understand child development stages and milestones, enabling effective support and intervention.
    Effective Communication:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to engage with children, families, and colleagues.
  • The ability to convey complex information clearly and compassionately.
  • Technology Proficiency:
  • Comfortable using basic computer technology for documentation, communication, and research.
  • Theoretical Understanding and Compliance:
  • Learn and apply theoretical concepts, legal frameworks, and policies relevant to social work practice.
  • Adhere to established procedures and guidelines.
  • Diversity and Inclusion:
  • Value diversity by treating individuals with respect, recognising their contributions, and working across cultures.
  • Time Management and Caseload Management:
  • Handle a varied caseload efficiently, managing timetables and demands effectively.
  • Positive Engagement and Teamwork:
  • Collaborate as an effective team member, promoting a partnership approach with children and families.
  • Work alongside other professionals and agencies to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Professional Development:
    • Embrace training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.
    Community Awareness:
    • Understand the cultures and religions of the communities.
    Legal Knowledge:
    • Possess a good understanding of relevant legislation impacting social work practice

    Benefits:
    Annual Leave: You get 28 days of annual leave, which increases to 30 days after 5 years of service. This includes bank holidays.
    Additional Annual Leave: You have the option to purchase up to 10 extra days of annual leave.
    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): Access to a program that supports your health and well-being.
    Carer's Leave: Up to 5 days of leave per year for care responsibilities.
    Paternity, Adoption, and Dependents Leave: Leave options for family-related situations.
    Pension: A generous pension plan related to local government salary.
    Lifestyle Discounts: Discounts on gym memberships, travel, shopping, and more.
    Volunteering Days: 2 paid volunteering days and 1 team volunteering day per year.
    Learning and Development: Access to a hub with resources for professional growth.
    Surrey is committed to removing barriers during your job search and understanding your motivation for working in children's social care. They value your contribution to this important profession.
    What you need to do now:
    If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.
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