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Job Reference: 53464

Social Worker – Children With Disabilities Team

  • Alton, Hampshire, England
  • Contract / Full Time
  • Kelby Sharber
  • £40 - £40

Seven Social Care is looking for a qualified Social Worker to fill an exclusive opportunity specialising in the wellbeing of children with disabilities across Hampshire paying £40 per hour.

The role:

To deliver targeted and specialist social work services for children and young people in need of support, protection and care. To clarify eligibility and undertake statutory social work assessments, in line with agreed local thresholds, to analyse children and young people’s needs, risks and circumstances and confirm existing parenting skills and any capacity to change, as necessary and appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To always promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and champion their rights and entitlements to improve their life chances and overall outcomes
  • To establish a rapport and build a relationship with children and young people to ascertain their views, wishes and feelings and understand their lived experience through direct work with them
  • To work collaboratively in partnership with parents/carers and promote a strengths based, relationship-focused model of approach
  • To work together with relevant multi-disciplinary professionals from across the multi-agency partnership
  • To develop, as appropriate, relevant support, protection and care/pathway plans to meet the assessed needs and circumstances of children and young people
  • To work in consultation with relevant Managers to ensure that agreed plans are provided using available resources and ensure that all such requests represent value for money
  • To undertake all social work duties in accordance with appropriate legislation, policies, procedures and statutory guidance
  • To liaise with Legal Services as necessary and appropriate and represent the local authority in court as required
  • To monitor and review the impact of support, protection and care plans to ensure that these continues to meet children and young people’s assessed needs and circumstances and delivers improved outcomes
  • To maintain all necessary records and documentation in line with agreed procedures and best practice standards, including children’s electronic records and other computerised systems
  • To identify any areas of assessed need that cannot be met and to systematically record the details to report the Team Manager
  • To practice in accordance with agreed performance and quality best practice standards and take appropriate remedial action to address audit feedback and management recommendations as required
  • To prepare for regular, reflective supervision and annual performance appraisal and progress agreed priorities and actions in a timely manner
  • To prepare an annual personal learning plan as part of the annual appraisal process and undertake continual professional development, including self-directed learning
  • To escalate on a ‘need to know’ basis any unresolved/escalating matters of concern that require senior management oversight, intervention and resolution
  • To bring to the notice of the Team Manager any perceived failure of a commissioned service / provider to deliver the agreed level of service.
  • To work as part of a team contributing to duty and covering for other colleagues when required to do so

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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