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Locum Social Worker - Children in Care - Clacton-on-Sea

  • Salary: 207
  • Location: Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
  • Date posted: 24-05-2017
  • Sector: Local Authority
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00001976_1495634142

Locum Social Worker - Children in Care - Clacton-on-Sea

Essex County Council is currently looking for a Locum Social Worker to join their Children in Care Team in Clacton-on-Sea.

As part of this team you will be responsible for working effectively with children, young people & families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes. This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After, achieving permanency through care for Children in Care

The Council promotes equality and diversity at the heart of everything it does as well as ongoing training and career advancement opportunities.

You must have:

  • 2 years minimum post qualifying experience
  • HCPC registered
  • Enhanced DBS with list checks
  • Social Work Qualification
  • Car driver - essential

Role & Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Team Manager, you will be part of a small team of children, young people and families professionals. You will be responsible:

  • Assessing, planning, reviewing and providing support to children, families and carers
  • Work collaboratively, building effective working relationships with other professionals, internally and externally to help children, young people and families improve and gain control of their lives when safety or ability to participate in their community is restricted
  • Carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with children, adults and families as appropriate, including intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers
  • Arrange appropriate alternative care (including, where appropriate a permanent home) in collaboration with children, young people and their parents/carers where the parents/carers cannot care for them
  • Accountable for making recommendations about whether a case has reached the threshold for statutory intervention
  • Carry out age and human rights assessments as appropriate
  • Make a report to support an application for a care, adoption or other order as relevant
  • Write court reports and give evidence in relation to children at risk during legal proceedings
  • Assess people's suitability as foster carers, kinship carers (including Special Guardians), or adopters
  • Act as Practice Educators for social work qualifying course students on practice placements (as appropriate) or Assessor for Newly Qualified Social Workers completing their ASYE
  • Working with communities, families and individuals to maximise or promote their personal strengths, social networks and resources

Why choose Charles Hunter Associates?

  • Free access to our CPD training, easily accessible online (worth £500 per annum) which contributes to HCPC
  • You will work with your own dedicated consultant who is focused on your career, and consultants that have sector knowledge and experience
  • Competitive day rate of £207
  • Referral Bonus Scheme of £250 if you refer a "friend" or "colleague" looking for work.

If you are interested in this application and wish to apply please follow the application instructions stated on the website, or alternatively you can contact Charles Hunter Associates directly and speak to Helen Rudd on 0118 948 5555.