Senior Social Worker - Assessment

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
London (Greater)
£40,000 - £49,999
07 Dec 2018
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Social Worker - Assessment

Employer: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Social Care

Salary: £39,930- £41,847

Location: Barking & Dagenham

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 35 hours.

DBS Check: Enhanced

Closing Date: 25/11/2018 at 11:59 AM

Reference: LBBD/18/78638

We are looking for experienced social workers to work in our assessment team.

The team provides social work services to children and their families to safeguard and promote their welfare. Your role will be to undertake high quality and timely single assessments and to liaise with partners within and without the council as necessary to ensure that services are provided efficiently and effectively. You’ll manage complex cases, planning intervention and support in a timely manner and, always, making sure that the children’s voices are heard and recorded consistently.

You will also be developing and improving standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.

We’ll also expect you to contribute to the team – helping us develop and improve standards.

In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. We are driving down caseloads and investing heavily in better IT and mobile working technology to help staff spend more quality time doing what matters.

Screening Questions:

You will need provide your written answers to the questions below and submit with your application.

1.How do you ensure that a single assessment captures child’s wishes and feelings with clear analysis of risks/ strengths being evidenced?

2.Describe the process of undertaking a S 47 investigation on a 2 year old child with a non-accidental injury.

Special Requirements for this Post

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.

Disclaimer for adverts for hard to fill positions:

We will be reviewing and shortlisting CVs as they are submitted. Candidates will be invited to interview and job offers made on a rolling basis, it is advisable to submit your CV/application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once all positions are filled the job advert will be closed.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please send your questions by clicking on the 'apply' button and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

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