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Social Worker, Child Protection and Assessments

  • Salary: Up to £32 per hour
  • Location: North East London, London
  • Date posted: 04-04-2018
  • Sector: Local Authority, Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00003900_1522821653

The London Borough of Redbridge is currently looking for a Locum Social Worker to join their Frontline Child Protection & Assessments Team. Redbridge is a highly reputable council, with their fast-growing team, the work is always busy but equally as rewarding. Redbridge prides itself on achieving excellence and ensuring that their Social Workers always receive consistent supervision and support.

What's on offer for a Locum Child Protection & Assessments Social Worker?

  • A competitive £32 hourly rate, with guaranteed weekly payments
  • A dedicated CHA consultant to aid you through the interview and onboarding process
  • The potential to move into a permanent role
  • You will be joining a team that describe themselves as Passionate, Supportive, Good Humoured, open to learn, down to earth but always professional when needed

What are the responsibilities of a Locum Child Protection & Assessments Social Worker?

  • Proven court experience:
  • Care proceedings- Experience in Public Law and Care proceedings necessary.
  • CP awareness and experience- e.g. section 47 and CP conferences as well as a sound understanding of guidance/framework and legislation related to the CA 1989
  • To undertake assessments of needs of children and families and implement SMART care plans.
  • Crisis work and ability to manage cases through to initial CIN/Initial CP conference/Initial Court hearing/Initial LAC review
  • Abilities: Hard worker, empathy and emotionally resilience with a strong desire to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children and families
  • Caseload average of 18-20 child cases
  • Ability to prioritise crisis and work load.
  • Be part of the duty rota system

What are the requirements of a Locum Child Protection & Assessments Social Worker?

  • A recognized Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW) with a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • A valid HCPC registration
  • Significant experience of working as a Qualified Social Worker within Court work and Children Protection Teams
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the current legislation relevant to Children's Social Care, Children Protection
  • As the Social Worker, you must hold a full UK Driving License and have access to a vehicle to travel to other areas
  • A current enhanced DBS

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 Siobhan Veysey on 0118 948 5555.