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Social Worker - Access & Assessment Team

Job Title: Social Worker - Access & Assessment Team
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading
Industry:
Salary: £38 per hour
REF: BenSHC87484
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email: Enquiries@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Social Worker - Access & Assessment Team to work with one of our clients based in Reading. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday 

09:00 - 17:00

Temp contract

Pay rate - £38ph

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver targeted and specialist social work services for children and young people in need of support, protection and care
  • To clarify eligibility and undertake statutory social work assessments, in line with agreed local thresholds, to analyse children and young people’s needs, risks and circumstances and confirm existing parenting skills and any capacity to change, as necessary and appropriate
  • To always promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and champion their rights and entitlements to improve their life chances and overall outcomes
  • To establish a rapport and build a relationship with children and young people to ascertain their views, wishes and feelings and understand their lived experience through direct work with them
  • To work collaboratively in partnership with parents/carers and promote a strengths based, relationship-focused model of approach
  • To work together with relevant multi-disciplinary professionals from across the multi-agency partnership
  • To develop, as appropriate, relevant support, protection and care/pathway plans to meet the assessed needs and circumstances of children and young people
  • To work in consultation with relevant Managers to ensure that agreed plans are provided using available resources and ensure that all such requests represent value for money
  • To undertake all social work duties in accordance with appropriate legislation, policies, procedures and statutory guidance
  • To liaise with Legal Services as necessary and appropriate and represent the local authority in court as required
  • To monitor and review the impact of support, protection and care plans to ensure that these continues to meet children and young people’s assessed needs and circumstances and delivers improved  outcomes
  • To maintain all necessary records and documentation in line with agreed procedures and best practice standards, including children’s electronic records and other computerised systems
  • To identify any areas of assessed need that cannot be met and to systematically record the details to report the Team Manager
  • To practice in accordance with agreed performance and quality best practice standards and take appropriate remedial action to address audit feedback and management recommendations as required

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Ben Smith on bens@4recruitmentservices.com

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