Social Worker -Intervention & Planning ( Based in London)
Exciting overseas career opportunity
Attractive remuneration package
Purpose of the Job:
- To work within a Resilience framework to provide a comprehensive and effective integrated social work service to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines and statutory obligations of the council.
- To assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.
- To use evidence based analytical practice to implement and evaluate safeguarding measures to ensure all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
- To contribute to the delivery of highly effective Children Services in an efficient manner; taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, dependent upon the complexities of the case and the social worker’s experience.
- To work with children and families to support vulnerable service users ensuring the needs of the child remain paramount.
- Assist in the development of service policies, procedures and working practices at local, departmental and inter-agency levels.
- Contribute to learning across Family Services about best practice in social work interventions promoting the best outcomes for children.
- Prepare information for the Permanency Planning panel and make appropriate recommendations of threshold decisions and care planning
- Maintain up to date and high quality case records of your work and children, young people and their families circumstances contributing to the overall picture of need and risk.
- Adequately prepare for and represent the Council during court proceedings in order to recommend and seek legal interventions that are in the best interests of the children or young people.
- Prepare clear and concise informative written reports based on complex evidence in relation to your work with children, young people and their families as required and to agreed standards and timescales.
- Routinely use measurement tools with families to track and monitor the impact of interventions and the progress children, young people and parents are making towards agreed change.
- Effectively plan for change, involving relevant professionals and family members by clear on what needs to change, how the individual or family will be supported to achieve the change and how and when the plan will be monitored and reviewed, including the provision of regular feedback to families on progress towards agreed plans as they form and develop.
- Work with children, young people and their families in a range of settings, including their homes to undertake assessments and interventions aimed at building their resilience and improving outcomes.
- Undertake assessments of children, young people’s circumstances, using observation and information gathered from a range of sources to provide evidence and analysis of children’s needs leading to recommended levels of intervention and of service provision.
- Use the direction, support and guidance of your line manager and the multi professional team to effectively manage the range of complexities of risk and ambiguity families present with.
- Build the resilience of children, young people and their families by using evidenced based approaches to achieve sustained change.
- Provide high quality social work as part of a multi-professional team, acting, as required, as the lead professional for families caring for adolescents presenting with a range of needs including being victims/perpetrators of child sexual exploitation, young people affected or involved in serious youth violence and group offending, missing from home.
- Ensure safe and efficient delivery of service by achieving high standards of health and safety and reducing risk.
- Deliver the council’s commitment to equality of opportunity both in the provision of services and as an employer.
- Promote equality in the work place and in the services the council delivers.
- Bachelor Degree in Social Work
- 5 years relevant work experience of working with children and families in any setting
- An excellent understanding of the context of child development in relation to parenting capacity, family and environmental factors
- A good knowledge of adolescent development in relation to deprivation, family complex needs and the ‘push and pull’ factors for children and young people missing from home and at risk of gang involvement and exploitation
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively, effectively with children, young people and their families using a range of evidenced based intervention tools and approaches, problem solving skills and measurement tools
- Capacity to provide a measured response to crisis, prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for your work with children, young people and families
- A keen interest in research findings and contributing to the development of best practice with children and families
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities for users and staff, and anti-discriminatory practices
- Perm role- Must be willing to relocate to London- 3 year employer sponsorship visa which can be extended at the end of that period.
- Salary up to £40,738.00 - £51,065.00 Per Annum
Job ID: VYRW78
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