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Social Worker Advanced - Looked After Children - Derbyshire

Matlock, Derbyshire
£28.00 to £32.00 Per Hour
Job Type
1 Feb 2021

Purpose of the Post

To contribute to the provision of a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment service for children and young people with serious emotional, behavioural, and mental health difficulties.

Accountable To

Team Manager,

Supervisory Responsibilities

To whom: Service Users - children and foster carers

Duties and Responsibilities - Specific

To provide social work for all groups within the community.

To provide statutory intervention and other work with children, young persons and their families, with supervision by the Team Manager.

To provide social work support to Children Looked After and their carers.

To assess potential foster carers and adoptive carers.

To act as a Duty Officer within the Locality Office Fostering team, as required.

To undertake joint work with other Social Workers / other professionals in the completion of tasks.

To assist in the induction of newly qualified / appointed Social Workers.

To provide consultation to other social work staff on a particular specialism.

To keep up to date personal knowledge on resource trends, developments, and make use of research evidence in practice.

To co-ordinate area training in specific areas.

To undertake post-qualifying training as required.

To co-ordinate links with other agencies, nurseries, family centres etc (networking).

To participate in local planning groups / local practitioner groups.

To supervise social work students and trainees.

To initiate group and community projects in the area.

To serve on ad hoc bodies / working parties.

To record all work undertaken and prepare reports / assessments.

To accept responsibility, with the Team Manager, for reviewing work on caseload at regular intervals. This would include closure and transfer of cases.

NB - Progression beyond scp 30 and scp 36 will be in accordance with the Department's adopted schemes

To work jointly with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

To liaise with other agencies involved with the young people and their parents/ carers.

Duties and Responsibilities - General

To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.

It will be necessary to work with information technology and associated systems in accordance with County Council policies.

To co-operate with the council in complying with relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in the performance of the duties of the post.

To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post in compliance with the County Council's equal opportunities policies.

To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.

To understand and comply with the County Council's environmental policies.

To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.

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  • Job Reference: 00000484-1
  • Date Posted: 1 February 2021
  • Recruiter: RedZone Recruitment
    RedZone Recruitment
  • Location: Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Salary: £28.00 to £32.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Temporary