Social Worker - Leaving Care Team

Location Uxbridge, Greater London, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £34,884 - 38,883 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference 157329

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a permanent vacancy for a Social Worker to work based in Uxbridge, within the Leaving Care Team.

The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £34,884 - £38,883 per annum.

Duties:

  • Provide a high-performing social work service to children and families in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and statutory requirements
  • Maintain professional registration and compliance with council's DBS requirements
  • Manage, within a supervised framework, a limited client caseload
  • Accept referrals from Supervisor or Team Manager
  • Interview clients and other relevant people
  • Assess nature of issues, identify relevant objectives to resolve problems and to take effective action to achieve solutions
  • Employ a variety of social work models and techniques in addressing the client's requirements
  • Appropriately apply available resources in order to meet the needs of the child
  • Maintain confidentiality and compliance with all data protection protocols
  • Recognise own professional limits and seek appropriate advice from Supervisor, Team Manager or other experienced Social Workers where required
  • Work collaboratively with other council officers and other agencies such as the police, health workers, voluntary sector organisations and partners
  • Demonstrate awareness and compliance with required Standards including the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework (ASYE level)
  • Manage a wider, increasingly complex social work caseload including safeguarding, with more autonomy
  • Clearly report and record judgements, decisions and analysis using the appropriate system (Protocol / AIS)
  • Manage social work caseload of more complex nature and with high levels of autonomy
  • Demonstrate awareness and compliance with required Standards including the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework (Experienced Social Worker level)
  • Provide professional leadership to social work colleagues through demonstrating exemplary practice, sharing knowledge and positively managing the interface between practice and education/training
  • Demonstrate awareness and compliance with required Standards including the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework (Advanced level)

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • Participate in and complete the Assessed Year in Employment (ASYE) programme
  • Practice Educator Professional Standards
  • DBS Check
  • Current UK driving license or equivalent
  • Access to own vehicle for work purposes
  • Ability to write reports to a high standard
  • Understanding of Children and Families legal framework and assessment process
  • Experience working with Care Leavers and Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

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This Social Worker job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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