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Family Support – Social Worker

  • Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, England
  • Temporary / Full Time
  • Michael Hadwen
  • £28 - £28

Seven Social Care is looking for a qualified Childrens and Family Social Worker to fill an exclusive opportunity specialising in the wellbeing of children and their families in Luton.

The role:

As a Social Worker, you will work as part of the Family Support Team supporting children, young adults and their families where there are complex social issues. To provide appropriate social work support and interventions working in an integrated way with statutory and other external services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide social work expertise to the multi-disciplinary care team, provide advice training and support and act as first point of contact for enquiries from the care team.
  • To contribute to the multi-disciplinary assessment of family’s needs in relation to resilience, areas of risk, attachment styles, funding etc. and to formulate appropriate plan of care.
  • To offer an advocacy service to children, young people and their families when they are interfacing with statutory services.
  • To participate in external multi-disciplinary meetings with statutory and non-statutory organisations and agencies relating to children, young people and their families, i.e. Child Protection Conferences, Child in Need meetings.
  • Act as a resource to families and the care team on issues such as funding for holidays, welfare benefits guidance and so forth.
  • Take the lead for safeguarding children and young people who may be at risk, offering advice support and training on safeguarding matters as required. Provide regular reports to the Board of Trustees and Healthcare Governance quarterly meetings.
  • To develop links with statutory and community services for the benefit of children, young people and their families and support families to access appropriate services.
  • To remain up to date with regard to statutory changes/legal framework regarding the provision of care.
  • To promote and take account at all times of equality, diversity, dignity and to promote the rights of children, young people and their families.
  • To participate in and support pre-bereavement/bereavement work offered to children and families within the Hospice.
  • To actively contribute towards qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation systems as required within the clinical governance framework.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years working with children as a qualified Social Worker in the UK.
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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