Qualified Social Worker
|Published||Fri 20/01/2012 16:30 PM||Closing Date||Fri 24/02/2012 23:30 PM|
|Working Pattern||Full Time, Permanent position||Hours||37 hours per week|
|Salary||PO1 - £27,849 – £36,313 per annum||DBS Check||Enhanced|
Main Purpose of Job
To assess, plan, implement and evaluate safeguarding measures to ensure all children are given the opportunity to reach their potential.
To provide a high quality service in an efficient and effective manner, taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision.
To work with children and families to support vulnerable service users ensuring the needs of the child remain paramount.
To work to a structured time management practice submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales.
You will have/ be:
A recognised professional Social Work Qualification – DipSW, CQSW or equivalent
ICT skills to include Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
Full driving licence and access to a car
Experience of working as a qualified social worker within a child protection social work team.
Experience of working within the framework of the 1989 Childrens Act and other relevant legislation, including preparation of court reports and presenting oral evidence
Experience of undertaking assessments including clear analysis
Experience of report writing and keeping accurate records
Demonstrable knowledge of Social Services policies, legislation, professional practice issues and developments
Ability to understand the vision and interpret it to develop practical and achievable work plans.
Able to demonstrate an understanding of how the organization works and how this fits into the political environment, with a commitment to cross boundary and team working.
Able to build and develop productive teams, setting clear objectives and identifying better ways of working, managing change effectively.
Ability to act as a role model to promote equality and manage diversity in the workplace and service provision, ensuring everyone has appropriate and fair access and support.
The ability to initiate and develop close working partnerships with statutory, voluntary and private agencies to gather/share information in order to facilitate decision making for effective service delivery.
The ability to provide information, advice, counselling, support and guidance to service users and carers to enable children and young people to improve outcomes.
Demonstrable oral and written communication skills, with an adaptable style and able to use a variety of information and tailor style to suit different needs.
Ability to build sound and productive working relationships with colleagues, partners and staff groups and can engage others in a credible, persuasive way.
Ability to plan projects and tasks in a structured way, monitoring progress against plans and can embed these into working practice.
Closing date: 24 February 2012
For an application form and Job profile please contact 01634 333333 (Monday to Friday 8.00am—8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am—1.00pm) or our 24 hour recruitment line on 01634 332843 or please email your details to email@example.com .
Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected or summary dismissal if you are appointed to the post and possible referral to the police and or the ISA.
CRB Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
No service user, employee or job applicant will be discriminated against, harassed or receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.