Qualified Social Worker Care Management Team

33111.00 - 36012.00 GBP Annual + GBP33111 - GBP36012/annum
10 Feb 2017
25 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham are looking for experienced social workers to work in our care management teams.

The teams play a vital role in continuing the child's journey when cases are transferred from the Assessment Service and where longer term involvement is needed to try to resolve concerns about children's welfare.

The team provides social work services to children and their families to safeguard and promote their welfare. Your role will be to implement child protection and child in need plans, support looked after children, and to escalate cases through legal proceedings when required, liaising 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, at all times, making sure that the children's voices are heard and recorded consistently.

We'll also expect you to contribute to the team - helping us develop and improve standards and quality, helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.

In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. Though we're not complacent, we believe that our training, development and support is among the best in London - and we have plenty more in store for 2017. 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.

We offer a GBP2,500 recruitment allowance with your first salary and an annual GBP2,500 retention payment thereafter, subject to conditions. Other benefits include 22-30 days of annual leave, an affordable housing scheme and a relocation package of GBP7,500.

To be considered for one of our safeguarding teams, you will need at least one year's frontline experience as well as completion of your ASYE. You will have substantial knowledge of childcare legislation and experience of conducting assessments as well as presenting care plans to conferences and reviews. You must be passionate about working with families to achieve the best outcome and will be a competent and proactive team player to support the smooth running and working of the service. Applicants for this post must be HCPC registered and have a professional Social Work qualification.

By Working with RT-Social Care you will receive the following benefits:
Free DBS and compliance service
Access to vacancies across the UK
Dedicated Specialist Consultant
Excellent Aftercare Service
Networking opportunities at our numerous candidate events
GBP250 referral fee*
RT Social Care is an equal opportunities employer

Please register your interest now by clicking the Apply now button. We will respond to successful applicants within 48 hours.

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