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DATE ADDED: Fri 02/11/2018

Social Worker - Assessment

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Contract

Social Worker - Assessment

South London

Engage and empower service users, their carers and their support networks and actively to elicit service user and carer feedback in order to ensure person centred interventions.

Carry out assessments as appropriate, including carer assessments, within timescales and to contribute to or coordinate the construction of outcome focused care plans which are informed by best practice, guidance and an understanding of the organisational context.

Attend court as and when required and to prepare and present any necessary reports.

Work in partnership with other professionals e.g. Health, in order to provide appropriate and effective services for service users and carers.

What we need from you

Degree or equivalent in social work

Current HCPC registration

Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services

2 years post qualified with experience within local authority Assessment or child protection teams

If you are passionate about delivering a high standard of social care and would like to work in a supportive forward-thinking environment, we would like to hear from you if you think you meet the requirements.

What you will receive from us

Medicare First is a first tier recruitment provider to local authorities so you will have access to opportunities before they reach many other agencies

Opportunity as a Medicare First worker to access continued lines of work

Excellent rates of pay both (Umbrella companies, Limited Company and PAYE welcomed)

Your own dedicated consultant who will manage your registrations through to clearance

Regularly meetings and visits with your consultant

Quick and Easy Registration Process

It is the policy of the company that no person acting on our behalf shall discriminate in any situation against another individual or group, directly or indirectly, because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief, sex and sexual orientation. Each individual is assessed on merit alone

We're Medicare First, a nationwide social care recruitment provider specialising in finding qualified social work professionals for temporary and permanent work across the UKs local authorities. We work to provide a fair and ethical service to the workers we represent; it is central to our business ethos.

Job Description

As a Social Worker managing a defined case load within the council's assessment team, you will focus on children in need (CIN) and their families, offering three months' intervention. You will deal with Section 47 child protection enquiries, and work jointly with the police and other partners in assessing immediate risk for children that come to our attention. Assessment and Intervention (A&I) primarily transfer cases into Family Support and Protection Teams should families require longer-term intervention, or if the children become subject to a child protection plan or come into care of the local authority. If following an assessment and brief intervention the family do not require a social work service, they could be stepped down to the relevant council team.

This role reports to the Team Manager.

About the client

Our client is a forward thinking Council based in South London. The role in the Children's and Families department is focused on the delivery of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. These services will be delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the Council's overarching outcomes.

Job summary

Perform all the functions of the post in a manner consistent with current legislation and with current Social Services policies, standards and procedures as endorsed by the Senior Management Team.

Manage a caseload and associated administrative tasks in an efficient and effective manner and work towards managing a complex case load.

Undertaking Initial Assessment and Single Assessments