Children's Senior Social Worker

HCL Workforce
28.00 GBP Hourly
13 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dedicated Senior Social Worker to support the Children and Families team in Luton. To be successful for this role, you are required to have a minimum of 2 years recent Social Work experience of working with Children and Families. An excellent salary and a great team to work with, the role comes with superb benefits.

The role:
Luton Council are seeing an experienced Social Worker for their West Neighbourhood Team
Taking the lead role and responsibility, you co-ordinate the multi agency approach to prevent and address child protection issues and children in need. Undertake statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and other legislation and guidance relating to service users and carers e.g. care proceedings, arrangements for adoption/permanency, risk assessments and investigations in relation to the protection of children. Including arrangements for obtaining and carrying out Court Orders, attending court as the Council`s representative and providing instruction to legal counsel. Plan professional intervention using the appropriate available resources ensuring needs are met through negotiation and consultation with professional colleagues and service users. Promote anti discriminatory practice and the empowerment of service users.
Some experience in social/health care field. Ability to make professional judgements in a multi-disciplinary setting. Able to work with complex and challenging cases, where there may be issues of vulnerability and risk with appropriate supervision. Able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and work with service users, which will include children and with a wide range of other
Able to maintain high quality records, write clear, concise reports and correspondence dealing with complex issues Ability to work with the Agency`s I.T equipment for the purpose of case recording Ability to work as part of a team

To apply, you\'ll need:

- A minimum of 2 years` experience with children and families.
- Strong Child Protection experience, strong assessment skills- single, risk etc
- Experience within court and care proceedings
- Must be a car owner and driver with a clean full driving licence.
- It is essential to be able to work as part of a team and be able to work on own initiative
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure
- Flexibility
- Relevant social work qualification, e.g. CQSW, CSS, DipSW, Nursing, OT qualification, NVQ 4 (Care), HNC (Social Care), or HNC Care Management
- You must be professionally registered with the HCPC, and eligible to work in the UK.

In addition to an excellent starting salary of GBP28.00 per hour, you can expect:

- Fast track compliance
- Generous referral incentives of GBP200
- Access to exclusive placements
- Weekly payment on our daily payroll system

About HCL Social Care:
We are trusted by over 150 authorities in the UK to find them social care professionals at every level. So working with HCL will lead to opportunities for progression wherever your career takes you.

You`ll also be given your own personal, dedicated consultant to assist you throughout the application and interview process.

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