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.
As a Social Worker within the Children in Need/Family Support Team, you will work with families that have long-term complex issues, require more than three months' intervention, and where children are subject to child protection or child in need plans or where children can no longer live at home and care proceedings need to be initiated.
You will be responsible for building on the relationships with families using systemic and strengths based social work approaches. Through this you will work alongside families to achieve positive change within the context of managing risk. The work is varied and involves working with Public Law Outline (PLO), taking families into proceedings and first hearing only, Special Guardianship Order (SGO) assessments and Section 7 court reports, reviewing as well as updating assessments and plans for children subject to Children in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP) or Looked-After Children (LAC)
About the client
Our client is Nottingham Council, 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 County Council's overarching outcomes.
- Respond flexibly and rapidly to requests for interventions and support packages to maintain young people with their families in the community.
- Work closely with colleagues in Children's Specialist Services to monitor and review cases as part of the council's strategy to reduce the number of children and young people becoming looked after by the local authority.
- Responsibility for the negotiation and allocation of appropriate service provision to clients and their families: through the determination of service provision contracts with providers, ensuring that the complex needs of users are met, providing value for money.
- Initiate and attend court proceedings where appropriate. Writing court reports as required
- Write child protection plans, make statutory visits and review care plans
- Ensure the implementation and co-ordination of complex assessments, the purchase of agreed packages of care and the monitoring of service contracts, in partnership with the users/carers and advocates.
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