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Luton, Bedfordshire
Posted 2 weeks ago


Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Children, Families & Education
Location : Luton
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:30
Salary: Rate: £41.50ph

Hybrid 3 days a week in the office

2 vacancies

PURPOSE OF POST:
To work alongside the Team Manager to lead the team. Line managing, supporting and
coaching a team including ASYE’s, Social Workers and Senior Practitioners. Assisting
with training and ensuring that standards of social work practice are maintained and
reported to the Team Manager.
To prioritise the most vulnerable and at risk children and recommend appropriate advice
and action, escalating to relevant services as required and in line with Luton’s thresholds, working with our Practice Framework.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with the Team manager in managing in the day to day
operations of the team, including deputising in their absence, providing
a social work service of assessment, care planning, child protection
and key working within the scope of the Children Act 1989 and related
legislation in order to –
 Prevent the separation of children from their families whenever possible and appropriate
 Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people
 Ensure children and young people reach their full potential and have equal access to services available
 Ensures effective risk management, decision making and preventative working to safeguard children and young people effectively in accordance with statutory requirements and policies
 Establishes the appropriate assessment required and identifies the level of need for support/services and or placements for children and young people
 Follow procedures to determine the need for care proceedings to be instigated where the risk of significant harm is so great as to warrant a Court Order
 Maintains effective systems for prioritising, allocating and monitoring workloads and ensures that suitable systems of supervision and appraisal are in place to ensure children and families needs’ are met in accordance with legislation, departmental policies and procedures
 Contributes to borough wide services with professional knowledge of an area of specialism on an Operational and Strategic basis as required.

Experience
In-depth post qualifying experience including in – depth experience in the field of child and family social work
Demonstrable experience of coaching / mentoring staff
In-depth service specific knowledge of children’s safeguarding and management of risk
Demonstrable experience of managing staff

Skills / Abilities
Able to assist the Team Manager in managing, motivating and developing a social services team, effectively achieving high levels of performance from staff and representing the service and department at a variety of internal/external meetings.

Demonstrable
communication skills,
including:
Able to develop and maintain effective administrative and organisational procedures.
Able to lead and chair multi- disciplinary meetings.
Able to negotiate and influence service users, staff at all levels, elected members and other
professional both internal and external.
Able to make sound professional judgements including high risk issues about children, parents, families and carers.
Commitment to the achievement of the highest possible standards of professional practice by all team members, through co-working, coaching/mentoring and the provision of advice, guidance and assistance.
In depth literacy, numeracy and analytical skills to be able to produce complex reports and make key recommendations.

Specialist Knowledge
Knowledge of current legislation, national guidance and best practice relevant to the post
Knowledge of social care needs of children and families

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – QualifiedChildren, Families & EducationLocation : LutonHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:30Salary: Rate: £41.50p…

Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Posted 3 weeks ago


Job Category : Social Care & Health Qualified
Location : Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £20.85

To participate in effective partnership working and engagement and to work collaboratively
with a range of organisations, statutory and voluntary in delivering services to children, young
people and adults;
To work in co-production with children, young people, adults, their carers and significant
others in undertaking assessments and planning;
To complete written records, reports and assessments to a good standard as required in line
with Children’s and Adult’s Services policies and practices;
To ensure that the views of Children and young people are listened to as part of any process
undertaken or:
To recognise that Adults with capacity are able to judge what is in their best interest and what
will meet their wellbeing needs.

Full time qualified social worker in 16+ East. The contract will be for 3-6 months.
Working with 16 – 25 years olds, who are subject to casp, cp, and pathway plans.
It is hybrid working with 2 days a week in the office.

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care & Health QualifiedLocation : Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £20.85 …


Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Location : Newtown Ladywell House, Powys County Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate start
Start Time : 08:30
End Time : 16:45
Salary: £33.60

Applications from practicing AMHPs only. Covering North Powys.

Main Purpose of Post:

To assess and manage the complex needs of people with a mental health issue and their carers to ensure their health, wellbeing and promote social inclusion.
To liaise with professionals to ensure seamless care pathways which safeguard and promote independence.
To promote joint working which supports the person centred outcomes to be delivered for people with a mental health issue.
To undertake safeguarding investigations as required.
To assist the Local Authority to meet their statutory obligations under Mental Health Measure and the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and others.
Undertake the role of an AMHP to deliver on the Local Authorities statutory requirements within the MHA 1983.

Principal Responsibilities:

1 To ensure the needs of people with mental health and their carers are assessed holistically, support negotiated, monitored and reviewed within the first six weeks

2 Maintaining own allocated caseload.

3 To assess risks to people with a mental health issues and others in a way that promotes independence of service users and their carers ensuring the necessary safeguards are in place.

4 To make recommendations about allocating scarce resources are made.

5 To ensure equal opportunity and respect for diversity and difference is promoted.

6 To ensure social inclusion of isolated and vulnerable people is promoted.

7 Abuse of vulnerable adults is investigated.

8 To work collaboratively with other agencies.

9 Accountable for actions through effective, accurate recording of decisions in line with policy and legislation.

1 Safeguarding the welfare of a vulnerable person at immediate risk of harm.

1 Engaging in direct work with people with mental health issues and carer/s to carry out assessment for people with mental health.

1 In working with people with mental health issues and carers, social workers seek to enhance their problem solving capacities in a way that support maximum independence and choice.

1 Considering with people with mental health issues and their carers options to best meet assessed eligible needs and assist in making informed decisions.

1 Undertaking the role of an AMHP

Experience

⦁ 12 months post qualifying experience of working with people with mental health issues and their carers

⦁ Experience of undertaking assessments of need and identifying and managing risks.

⦁ Experience of complex casework

⦁ Experience of care management across the range of health and social care settings

Knowledge

⦁ Understanding of an individuals mental health needs and their carers needs.

⦁ Understanding of safeguarding and the issues affecting people with mental health needs and their carers

⦁ Knowledge of current legislation, national guidance and best practice relevant to the post.

⦁ Knowledge and implementation of the Mental Capacity Act

Qualifications & Training

⦁ Appropriate social work qualification (i.e. Degree in Social Work, DipSW or equivalent).

⦁ AMHP or willingness to undertake training at the first opportunity following appointment to post.

Skills

⦁ Good communication skills, written and verbal.

⦁ Good IT skills.

⦁ Ability to organise, prioritise and manage a caseload.

⦁ Ability to build and maintain partnerships

⦁ Ability to manage crisis, conflict resolution and challenging behaviours

⦁ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practice.

⦁ Commitment to the principles of confidentiality.

⦁ Must have knowledge and commitment to the principles of social care as embodied in relevant legislation.

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – QualifiedLocation : Newtown Ladywell House, Powys County CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate startStart Time : 08:30End Time : 16:45Salary: £33.60 A…

Bedfordshire, Shefford, Bedfordshire
Posted 4 weeks ago


Job Category : Social Care Qualified
Location : Watling House, Central Bedfordshire Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £30.00

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Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care QualifiedLocation : Watling House, Central Bedfordshire CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate startStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £30.00


Job Category : Social Care & Health Qualified
Location : Bracknell Forest Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 08:30
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £25.58

We are looking for an Experienced Social Worker to work within our Busy Hospital Team within the Adult Social Care Team at Bracknell Forest. The person will need to have good knowledge of Hospital Discharges D2A experience, Ability to complete Mental Capacity Assessments, Safeguarding experience. Must have a driving licence and car as working will be between Office and based at the Hospital. Must be able to apply a strength-based approach, using the conversations model to connect people to their community/social network, and problem solve together.

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Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care & Health QualifiedLocation : Bracknell Forest CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 08:30End Time : 17:00Salary: £25.58 We are looking f…


Job Category : Social & Health Care Qualified
Location : Castlemead – Southwark Adult Social Care, Southwark Council
Hours Per Week : 36.00
Start Date : Immediate start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £22.83

This post is in the Mental Health Reablement Team, which is a short-term service that aims to prevent and reduce social care needs whilst promoting independence and recovery within the community. The aim is that, through a targeted, brief intervention, service users can enhance their wellbeing and independence and avoid longer-term social care support. The team is comprised of social workers, occupational therapists and assistant practitioners. Service users will have the appearance of needs under the Care Act 2014 and practitioners will tailor interventions to specific outcomes identified alongside service users and, if appropriate, other professionals or family members.

The occupational therapist role within Mental Health Reablement Team has two main functions. Alongside other members of the team, they will hold a caseload and deliver Reablement interventions, working creatively to prevent and/or reduce needs resulting from mental ill health. The occupational therapist will also provide support to other members of the team through specialist OT assessment, and may prescribe equipment when appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to expand their specialist knowledge and skill relating to:
• Assessment and Support Planning
• Specialist OT assessment via the Model of Human Occupation
• Safeguarding / Risk Assessments
• Resources and procedures
• Identification of continuing healthcare and social care needs
• Identification of mental capacity, Safeguarding, DoLS and complex family issues
• Identification of motivation to change
Knowledge, including educational qualifications:

  1. HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with at least one recognised OT qualification
  2. Knowledge of current and proposed legislation, policy and guidance in relation to community care in general, in particular relating to people with mental health needs
  3. Knowledge of OT theory, specialist assessments and interventions

Knowledge and understanding of Reablement, wellbeing principles, strengths based and rehabilitative practice

  1. Knowledge of the principles of equal opportunities, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice in assessment and the provision of services
  2. Qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) / Approved Mental Capacity Professional (AMCP) or Best Interest Assessor (BIA) or willingness to train

Experience:

  1. Experience of supporting adults with limitations caused by mental illness/impairment, including 1:1 work, the identification of needs and planning and implementing treatment
  2. Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team and with multiple agencies to facilities holistic assessments and working collaboratively to support people to achieve their goals and maximise their independence
  3. Experience of using OT specific assessments and/or strategies to support independence
  4. Experience of undertaking or supporting safeguarding adult’s investigations and person centred safeguarding plans

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Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social & Health Care QualifiedLocation : Castlemead – Southwark Adult Social Care, Southwark CouncilHours Per Week : 36.00Start Date : Immediate startStart Time : 09:00End Tim…

Denbighshire, Ruthin, Denbighshire
Posted 1 month ago


Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Location : Russell House, Denbighshire County Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £19.00

We require a qualified and experienced Approved Mental Health Professional who can provide recent examples and references within the last five years of Mental Health Act assessments. We expect this individual to be able to respond to any Mental Health Act assessments of Denbighshire citizens both in community and hospital settings. As the frequency of MH Act assessments is difficult to predict the individual will be provided with a brief of work including duty and S117 reviews. We are looking for someone who can work on their own initiative and will provide regular updates on their activities and progress within a busy team. This post is temporary for initially one month to cover annual leave and sickness. This is a 37 hour post, however we will pay any additional hours after 17:00 for assessments which have overrun at the same rate.
This post is based in Russell House, Rhyl, however the role will cover the whole of Denbighshire.
Rates Negotiable*

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – QualifiedLocation : Russell House, Denbighshire County CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £19.00 We …

Job Title : Family Practitioner SO1
Job Category : Social Care & Health Non-Qualified
Location : Laurence House, Lewisham Council
Hours Per Week : 35.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £20.59

Experience of delivering targeted help parenting/family support, being a lead professional and holding a case load, is essential.
(This role requires field work and office based work in a Children Centre within Lewisham).

Main Purpose of the job:

To work collaboratively with young people and their families to provide focused support to families to improve outcomes, address challenges, reduce risks to children and to enable families to make and sustain change.

To build trusting relationships with children, young people and families and extended family members/friends/communities to build sustainable change within stronger family networks, helping to alleviate their social isolation and increase capacity.

To work alongside families to prevent needs from escalating to the point where statutory services are needed and/or to reduce the risk of family breakdown and children/young people coming into care.

To undertake and contribute to assessments and plans for children and their families in line with practice frameworks and in a way that avoids duplication and promotes holistic, and family led planning.

To work alongside partner agencies as part of a multi-disciplinary Team Around the Family ensuring that each service is contributing to achieving the best outcomes for children and their families.

To develop and implement effective evidenced based interventions which are grounded in principles of professional curiosity, anti-oppressive practice and systemic approaches with individuals, groups or a family in a range of settings, including community and youth settings, streets and estates, schools and in the family home according to the needs of the family.

To develop and implement effective evidenced based work, including in the home, and on an individual or a group basis in flexible and creative ways through a variety of interventions, engaging with young people and families according to the needs of the family.

Experience
Significant experience of providing support to vulnerable children/young people and their families within a targeted early help setting on a range of complex issues, including where there are safeguarding concerns, utilising a range of strategies to engender positive change.
Experience of developing and maintaining relationships across services and supporting them to work together to achieve coordinated responses to needs and achieve best outcomes for children and families.
Experience of caseload management and prioritising and planning support
Experience of working in culturally diverse communities
Experience of addressing equal opportunities issues.
Experience of using different intervention models to support parenting.
Experience of using practice models and structured assessments to assess risk, needs and action plan with families and individuals, including Early Help Assessments and SMART family plans.

General Education
Professional qualification or relevant experience in a social work/health/or related children’s services area.
Training and/or qualifications in social care, youth work, social work or equivalent to national standards, minimum NVQ 3

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Title : Family Practitioner SO1Job Category : Social Care & Health Non-QualifiedLocation : Laurence House, Lewisham CouncilHours Per Week : 35.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00E…

Contract, Full Time
Plymouth
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social & Healthcare Qualified
Location : Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth City Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:30
Salary: £32.20

To review, analyse and make judgements on the impact of services and interventions to children, young people, and their families by Children services to inform future professional practice and service delivery.
To ensure that statutory and regulatory requirements are met in the completion of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), reviews of EHCPs for all children with SEND and placement of children and young people with EHCPs. The Practice Learning Reviewer will provide independent, professional support and challenge and be accountable for service improvement, working alongside services in localities.
The Practice Learning Reviewer will be responsible for leading on and implementing quality assurance practice and processes of new EHCPs, amended EHCPs, annual reviews of EHCPS and the decision-making process around education, health and care needs assessments (EHCNAs).

Essential qualifications/ knowledge
Diploma in Social Work or equivalent
Educated to degree level
Extensive experience and knowledge of the legislative and inspection frameworks children’s services works within including understanding what ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ practice looks like
Professional/final qualification in education or social work, or relevant demonstrable experience in a similar role.
Post qualifying training relating to the safeguarding and care of children and young people.
Extensive knowledge of current relevant legislation and national policy and performance frameworks in relation to SEND.
Operational knowledge relevant to the area of service covered.

Essential experience
Extensive Experience of working across a range of children’s services areas
Extensive experience of undertaking a range of high-quality audits / practice learning reviews including thematic reviews and dip samples at pace.
Experiences of engaging practitioners, managers, children, young people, and families in the Practice Learning Review process
Substantial experience of operational Education, health and social care services.
Experience of contributing to policy and strategy development and implementation.
Experience of supporting workforce development in relation to SEND legislation and processes associated with EHCPs.
Experience of using electronic case record systems
Experience of using Microsoft office

Essential skills
A self-starter with ability to work independently, and as part of a team, to a high standard to demanding timescales.
Excellent written communication skills
Excellent verbal communication skills ensuring effective working with professionals, children, young people, and families.
Excellent analytical skills
High level of resilience, attention to detail, emotional intelligence, ability to work calmly and methodically under pressure.
High level of written and oral communication skills.
People management skills.
Ability to take initiative.
Time management.
Effective negotiation skills.

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social & Healthcare QualifiedLocation : Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth City CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate startStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:30Salary…

Contract, Full Time
Enfield, Greater London
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social Care – Unqualified
Location : Thomas Hardy House, Enfield Council
Hours Per Week : 35.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £18.58

Enfield Early Help Service
Early Help Service is based within Children and Family Services. It is a preventive service which offers support and advice to families, with children aged 0-18 years that live in or attend a school in Enfield. We are looking for enthusiastic and able Case worker with at least 2 years experience to join the Early Help Service. We will expect excellent writing skills, clear understanding of risk and good assessment skills. The post holder will have a varied caseload, offering support to empower parents / carers to build on family’s strengths preventing family breakdown and the involvement of statutory services The post holder will be accountable to the Early Help Service Deputy Team manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join a strong service that works together with families, to achieve positive outcomes for children and young.

Worker need to be able to demonstrate previous experience in similar role.
The role will be working Hybrid with 2/3 days office based. This role is community based and office based.
This is not a social worker role.

Job Specifics – Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Abilities
Essential:

  1. To have significant experience of direct work with children young people and their families in the family home or in the community.
  2. Experience of working effectively in co-operation and partnership with a range of communities, partner agencies, private sector bodies, public agencies, voluntary bodies and statutory agencies appropriate to the service area.
  3. Working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with parents, professional and voluntary sector to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families who have multiple and complex needs to achieve sustainable and positive change
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work assertively to achieve sustainable and positive change. Including negotiation and problem solving in a multi-disciplinary setting. Good written skills and the ability to carry out assessments, written reports and evaluating outcomes. keep accurate records, organise, plan and coordinate work.
  5. Ability to keep accurate records, organise, plan and coordinate work and proficient use of IT systems e.g. Outlook, MS Office and electronic case management systems.

Knowledge*

⦁ Knowledge of early help and integrated processes
⦁ Knowledge of the parenting issues and vulnerabilities ·
⦁ Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection legislation.
⦁ Awareness of the strategies that can be used to empower change within families
Knowledge of accredited parenting programmes

Qualifications & Professional registration criteria

  1. NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent in the field of Child Care, Education, Health.
  2. Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Check

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – UnqualifiedLocation : Thomas Hardy House, Enfield CouncilHours Per Week : 35.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £18.58 Enfield …

Contract, Full Time
Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social Care & Health non-Qualified
Location : Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:30
Salary: £19.00

Job Description & Person SPECIFICATION

Key Objectives

  1. To provide an assessment, support planning and review service in accordance with agreed case allocation principles and guidance in order to ensure that:

⦁ To safeguard and promote the wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people through the provision of high quality practice in assessment, care planning and review and ensure it is person centred and focus on specific outcomes to achieve maximum independence.
⦁ To provide information advice and signposting to help children and families plan for their future needs, use services effectively, take responsibility for their own health and well-being.
⦁ To undertake actions in relation to safeguarding as agreed within agreed statutory safeguarding policies.

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⦁ To participate in effective partnership in effective partnership working and engagement and to work collaboratively with a range of organisations, statutory and voluntary in delivering a service to children and young people.
⦁ To assist in the provision of effective services to support children and young people to continue to live at home or return to family members

  1. To work within organisational policy and legislative requirements

KNOWLEDGE / EDUCATION
Knowledge of legislation underpinning Childrens Social Care Services.
Understanding of the role of a Childrens services Social Care Division.
A firm commitment to continuous professional development, such as achieving a qualification recommended by the Social Care Wales Qualification Framework.
Welsh Language Level 1 – All employees will be required to undertake a basic Welsh Language Induction to reach this level. Please refer to The Welsh Language Skills Guidance online www.rctcbc.gov.uk/WelshSkills.

EXPERIENCE
Demonstrable experience of work within a care setting, preferably community based

or

Experience of having undertaken direct work with one of the service user groups served by the Childrens Services Social Care Services

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care & Health non-QualifiedLocation : Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:30Salary: £19…

Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Category : Permanent Recruitment
Location : London Borough of Sutton
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Base Salary : £34,809.00
Top Point Salary : £44,628.00
** PLEASE DISREGARD END DATE – PERMANENT ROLE **

Salary – (Grade 8): £34,809 – £44,628 (£44,628 unconsolidated maximum)
Social Workers receive a Welcome Bonus of £1000 paid in your first month salary followed by a Retention Bonus of £1000 after your first completed year of service, a retention bonus of £2000 after your second completed year, followed by a retention bonus of £3000 every completed year thereafter.
Brief Description of job role and department
⦁ As a social worker in the London Borough of Sutton your role will be to act as an officer of the Local Authority and execute statutory functions ensuring that individuals are safeguarded and supported to achieve positive outcomes.
⦁ You will work in partnership with people, other professionals and agencies and intervene to safeguard individuals, promote social change, maximise independence and provide appropriate information and advice about third sector and universal services which support positive outcomes.
⦁ You will have the ability to apply professional curiosity and use social work theories and knowledge to formulate and test hypotheses reaching a professional judgement and decision.
⦁ You will produce a good standard of professional documentation relevant to your service area and be able to prioritise your workload and work within defined timescales.
⦁ Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to the role and you will be required to be able to effectively balance the protection of individual rights against the need to use professional authority and accountability effectively to safeguard vulnerable individuals.
You will uphold the profession and act a representative of the Local authority in a variety of forums.
Person specification (knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours required in the role)

  1. Social work qualification and at least one year’s post qualifying experience in a social work role and be able to meet the requirements of the social work regulator. With the exception of Newly qualified Social Workers (ASYE).
  2. A current valid UK driving licence and the use of a car for work, with valid insurance covering business use – where required.
  3. Demonstrate an effective and active use of supervision for accountability, professional reflection and development
  4. Demonstrate an ability and understanding of the frameworks, theory and research which are applicable to the practice setting.
  5. Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the legal and policy frameworks and guidance that inform social work practice and which safeguard vulnerable service users. (Relating specifically to the area in which this post is placed).
  6. Demonstrate an ability to clearly and effectively communicate with service users, families and carers colleagues, and other professionals ensuring that individual’s views opinions and wishes are explicitly recorded using a range of tools and techniques applicable to the service sector.
  7. Have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise workload according to risk and need.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to work as an autonomous professional and an ability to produce succinct and clear professional documentation which is of an excellent standard and in line with statutory and local timescales and local protocol.
    Demonstrate skills in sharing information appropriately and respectfully and recognise lines of accountability and the boundaries of professional autonomy and discretion

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Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – QualifiedCategory : Permanent RecruitmentLocation : London Borough of SuttonStart Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Base Salary : £34,809.00To…

Contract, Full Time
Enfield, Greater London
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social Care – Unqualified
Location : Formont Centre, Enfield Council
Hours Per Week : 32.50
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 15:30
Salary: £14.40

3 care workers required for Formont

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – UnqualifiedLocation : Formont Centre, Enfield CouncilHours Per Week : 32.50Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 15:30Salary: £14.40 3 care worke…

Contract, Full Time
Cardiff
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Location : County Hall, Cardiff Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £33.00

We are looking for a Principal Social Worker which will focus on Court Work.

You will be a case holding social worker working with approximately 10/11 children (4/5 families) who are subject to care proceedings. You will be responsible for all aspects of the case management including statutory visiting, care planning and review, and court.

You will work with children and their families to assist in decision making for Children to remain at home or return home to their parents. Assessments will need to consider the current risks and associated protective factors whilst also identifying the likelihood of sustained change within the child’s timescales.

You will have experience of working with children subject to care proceedings and their families and produce work of an excellent standard which provides recommendations based upon sound evidence based analysis.

You will have undertaken assessments using the DOH Framework of assessment and have knowledge and understanding of the principals of the NSPCC Reunification framework. You will understand the impact of trauma both on parents’ capacity and on the child’s needs and be able to ascertain if the parent(s) has capacity to meet the needs of the individual child. You will require the skills to overcome barriers to engagement during the assessment process and tailor your assessments to the learning styles of parents.

Your assessments will draw upon the knowledge of other professionals working with the child and their family and exploring the informal support networks available to the parents to assist them in the parenting role.

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – QualifiedLocation : County Hall, Cardiff CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £33.00 We are looking fo…

Contract, Full Time
Cardiff
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social Care – Unqualified
Location : County Hall, Cardiff Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £12.39

An exciting opportunity has become available at Cardiff Council Children’s Services, and we are recruiting Full Time Administrative Officer for our Children’s Home working with some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

This is an exciting time to join a service, which puts the individual at the heart of our work. This new provision is an opportunity to be innovative in the way we understand the needs of this important group of young people. This multi-professional model will work from a strengths-based (Signs of Safety) and trauma-informed approach to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

The successful candidate will provide a professional quality administrative service to residential services for children and young people.

You will have experience of working in an office setting as well as a good understanding of the need for confidentiality. You will be responsible for maintaining spreadsheets and recording data accurately as well as the skill set of minute/note taking.

You will need to meet specific and challenging deadlines and follow set procedures and guidelines working with diverse workloads. You should also have an extensive knowledge of a variety of computer software packages, including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
The successful candidate will need to be flexible in order to meet the changing requirements of the service, remain calm under pressure and be committed to meeting the customer needs.

This post will be site based and not home working

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – UnqualifiedLocation : County Hall, Cardiff CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate startStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £12.39 An exciting opp…

Contract, Full Time
Cardiff
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Location : County Hall, Cardiff Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £12.47

Cardiff are recruiting a Business Support Manager to work across our Childrens Services Social Work Teams to help with the supervision of staff.
This post will be office based in one of our offices in Fairwater.

The Business Support Manager role, plays a key part in supporting the North Locality Social Work, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker and Personal Adviser teams in safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR FROM YOU

You must be able to work flexibly and adaptably to changing priorities. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be experienced in working to agreed standards and deadlines. You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Experience in maintaining databases and experience in working with figures is advantageous. A positive and customer focused attitude is essential, as is an understanding of staff motivation and support.
You will hold regular team meetings and one to one supervision with staff.

Enhanced DBS essential

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – QualifiedLocation : County Hall, Cardiff CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £12.47 Cardiff are recru…

Contract, Full Time
Cardiff
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Location : County Hall, Cardiff Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £30.50

We are looking for a number of SWs with at least3 years post qualifying agency social workers to join our CASP, CP, PLO and Court team. Whilst we continue to offer flexible, hybrid working hours many staff enjoy being in the office and this provides the pre-covid team support and office spirit.

The team manager and principle social worker have both been in their roles for a number of years and offer a wide range of experience and skills, high levels of support, guidance and advice and the team comes with varying levels of experience both as qualified and unqualified. The team have a second PSW who case holds court cases but also provides additional support to the team and team manager. Training opportunities and monthly supervision will be provided to all agency staff. If you want to work in a passionate, committed and supportive team please apply.

We are looking for a number of experience Qualified SW’s –
These will be to go into our Locality teams – workers must be Social Care Wales qualified –

LOCALITY
Cardiff City Council are looking to bring in a number of qualified Social Workers to cover mainly Child Protection cases.

If you enjoy working and supporting children and their families to help them achieve their full potential, then working with Cardiff County Council could be the right job for you.
We are currently looking for SW for the Intake and Locality long term teams

Cardiff being the Capital City of Wales is a great place to live and work, and we work within the Social Services and Well Being Act (Wales)2014. This Act focuses on working with people and families in partnership, to meet their needs in order to prevent them from escalating. The Wales Safeguarding Procedures are based on the principle that the protection of children from harm is the responsibility of all individuals, and all agencies working with the children.

Cardiff is a vibrant City and was voted as one of the best places to live in the UK in 2019. It also has some of the best cultural and recreational activities.

We are looking for experienced social workers for both the Intake teams and Locality (long term teams) who can work with children whose names are placed on the Child Protection Register, families under Pre-Proceedings (PLO) and Court cases. You will be working in a busy, supportive skilled team that aim to make a positive impact to children and their families in order to improve their safety and well-being.

As a social worker in Cardiff you will make an impact on children’s lives, through your commitment and dedication you will help deliver high quality services and use a child-centred approach. Our social workers make a real difference to the families they work with and help their families who may have had a difficult start in life to achieve their best outcomes. As a social worker you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding children, building upon family relationships to support and empower children and their families to make important choices about the direction of their lives.

Cardiff prides ourselves in the way we listen to the needs of our social workers and offer a great flexible and hybrid working approach.

Listening to families and children are at the heart of what we do . You would be working in partnership with families helping them to develop skills for their children to live in a happy and safe home environment.

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – QualifiedLocation : County Hall, Cardiff CouncilHours Per Week : 37.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £30.50 We are looking fo…

Contract, Full Time
Southwark
Posted 2 months ago


Job Category : Social & Health Care Non-Qualified
Location : Mint Street Adventure Playground, Southwark Council
Hours Per Week : 2.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 14:00
End Time : 16:00
Salary: £14.99

Playworker for alternate Sundays from 2 pm to 4pm at Mint Street Adventure Playground. To assist with erecting tyre swings, health and safety checks, facilitating play

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social & Health Care Non-QualifiedLocation : Mint Street Adventure Playground, Southwark CouncilHours Per Week : 2.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 14:00End Time : 16:00Sa…

Contract, Full Time
Hackney
Posted 3 months ago


Job Category : Social Care – Qualified (Adults)
Location : Hackney Service Centre, Hackney Council
Hours Per Week : 36.00
Start Date : Immediate start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £25.06

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The post holder will be part of Adult Services. They will work to assess the social care needs of people in accordance with the wellbeing principles of the Care Act and offer a personalised and strengths based approach.

Working to promote personalised support and facilitating the opportunities for service user choice and control, they will be responsible for managing a case load, conducting robust assessments in partnership with service users, their carers and multi-disciplinary partners where appropriate.
They will clearly identify outcomes that need to be achieved through provision of this service. They will also help people identify how best to meet their own longer term needs and aspirations by enabling them to identify appropriate asset based goals and building outcomes focused support plans.
The post holder will be responsible for assessing and supporting and assessing risk

The post holder will operate within an agreed performance management and budgetary framework and with support from their line manager they will be responsible for assessing and managing risk, ensuring application of robust quality assurance and safeguarding procedures.
Knowledge of Adult Social Care

  1. Good demonstrable understanding of the Care Act, and The Mental Capacity Act /DOLS.
  2. Good working knowledge of the London Multi Agency Adult Safeguarding policy and procedures and all related adults legislation, including Making Safeguarding Personal.
  3. Knowledge of current best practice and integration initiatives across health and care areas.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the needs of Adults at Risk and those with a Long term conditions and complex needs.
  5. Good understanding of the issues relating to the delivery of assessment and support planning for people within a diverse community setting and the range of solutions available to facilitate their independence from a strengths based perspective.

Technical Skills

  1. Working knowledge of a wide range of typical IT tools including database, word processing, email and spreadsheet applications.

Qualifications

  1. UK state registered degree in Social Work, DipSW or CQSW.
  2. A current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau assessment.
  3. HCPC registration

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care – Qualified (Adults)Location : Hackney Service Centre, Hackney CouncilHours Per Week : 36.00Start Date : Immediate startStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £25….

Contract, Full Time
Romford, Essex
Posted 3 months ago


Job Category : Social Care & Health Non-Qualified
Location : Mercury House, London Borough of Havering
Hours Per Week : 36.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £19.33

The purpose of the All-Age Complex Placements Officer is to be responsible for securing placements for service users with complex needs, arranging individual placement contracts, ensuring value for money and positive outcomes for individuals.
Main Purpose of the Job/Key Objectives:
To commission care packages for complex cases specialising in people with Learning Disabilities, Physical & Sensory Disability, Dementia or Mental Health issues
To commission, where appropriate, approved packages of care with Reablement and homecare providers on the Domiciliary Care Framework Contract, and ensure timely, safe and smooth transfer of those clients in the care of those providers.
To commission Respite and Long Term Residential/Nursing Home Placements for clients and ensure timely, safe and smooth transfer of those clients to their chosen Home.
To build market intelligence and document it so that there is an understanding of reasonable rates and quality of provision for others to access as well as building the knowledge of the post holder
To work closely with the Placements team to ensure placements are recorded on all appropriate systems including establishment and monitoring of finance records aligned with appropriate IT systems
To work closely with the Quality service where issues arise in relation to the quality of provision
To build/ maintain a tangible and accessible record of services, people placed in them with data like date of placements, reviews and costs.
To support the identification of placements where outcomes are not being progressed and to work closely with operational colleagues to challenge provision that is not as supportive or independence building as it could be
To be aware of voids in locations and to link them to appropriate placements so that capacity is used as effectively as possible
To take a project management approach to improvement opportunities that are identified to improve the system in regard to complex cases and how they are managed
Experience:

Of working in a brokerage/ commissioning function.
Of dealing with external providers for the provision of care services.
Of working within Social Care
Of dealing sensitively with issues that can reach across many stakeholders, including providers, families and operational services

Qualifications

Graduate qualification or equivalent experience.
Project management qualification or equivalent experience.

Working conditions/circumstances

Office based
Be able to deputise for Line Manager at service/other meetings as required.

Key Accountabilities and Result Areas

Key accountabilities should identify the main areas of work and responsibilities of the role and are intended to be a guide to the range and level of work expected of the postholder. They should be set out in order of relative significance and importance and should include examples of the expected end results. This should not be an exhaustive list of all tasks that may fall to the postholder and employees will be expected to carry out such other reasonable duties which may be required from time to time.

Job Features

Job CategorySocial & Healthcare

Job Category : Social Care & Health Non-QualifiedLocation : Mercury House, London Borough of HaveringHours Per Week : 36.00Start Date : Immediate StartStart Time : 09:00End Time : 17:00Salary: £1…