Social Worker - Children with Disabilities Team

Location Harlow
Job type Contract
Salary Up to £207.00 per day
Contact Tom Loomes
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Reference HQ00113666_1605194727

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time in Harlow, within the Children with Disabilities Team. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Children's Services and be registered with Social Work England.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £207 per day (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Summary:

  • Managing a defined caseload, the social worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people and families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes.
  • This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After, achieving permanency through care for Children in Care. Role Specific Accountabilities
  • Assess, plan, review and provide support to a child, family or carer with complex family or social care needs, taking full account of appropriate legal frameworks, policy and guidance.
  • Assess family functioning, providing help and support, when relationship breakdown threatens to impair the health or well-being of children at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Work collaboratively, building effective working relationships with other professionals, internally and externally to help children, young people and families improve and gain control of their lives when safety or ability to participate in their community is restricted.
  • Carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with children, adults and families as appropriate, including intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Diploma or Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent
  • Demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards eg Professional Capability Framework (PCF), Knowledge & Skills Statement (KSS)
  • Demonstrate ability in the application of SW knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills and act with confidence in challenging social and family situations.
  • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems eg, Word, SW case recording systems
  • Required to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the County of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency.
  • Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.
  • Required to work flexibly as required, including evenings and weekends if necessary.

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.