Consultant Social Worker - Child in Need

Recruiter
Evergood Associates
Location
Suffolk
Salary
32.00 GBP Hourly
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Sep 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Evergood Associates are currently supporting our client based in Suffolk in recruiting for an experienced and qualified social worker to act as a consultant social worker for children and young people aged 0 - 19. This role is full time, monday to friday 37 hours per week.

Consultant Social Worker required for CYP 0 - 19 Coastal North Social Care Team.


Position involves -
Providing statutory Social Care services to "Children in Need", children subject to Child Protection Plans, Children "Looked After" and liaison with Early Help services to ensure the safety, well-being and learning of children and young people.

To undertake qualitative Assessments to identify need and risk and develop SMART plans within required timescales. To progress court applications as required.

• Ability to effectively apply solution focused approaches to deliver successful outcomes.
• Ability to clarify risks and concerns and focus on solutions to create a climate in which change can happen.
• Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and guidance as appropriate to role
• Ability to recognise and act on Child Protection and risk issues and escalate as appropriate..
• Ability to use a range of assessment frameworks
• In depth knowledge of the social and emotional factors that affect a child's capacity to learn and develop.
• Understanding the diverse range of needs of clients and backgrounds.

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills in order to:
• Engage effectively with a range of audiences including professional stakeholders.
• Negotiate, influence and mediate to achieve positive outcomes and support and motivate children, young people and families.
• Effectively manage challenging or sensitive situations and provide appropriate advice and facilitation to de-escalate.
• Proven ability to make constructive contribution to meetings and negotiate with a range of stakeholders, settings and contexts.
• Sensitivity to disability, sexuality, gender and ethnicity issues.
• Ability to keep accurate and timely records and compile reports in a variety of formats, using appropriate IT.

Experience:
• Relevant experience of working directly with children, young people and their families, as relevant to the specific client groups to include Child in Need and Child Protection.
• Experience of collaborative work with families.
• Experience of working with children and families where there have been safeguarding concerns
• Experience of producing qualitative assessments
• Proven commitment to finding solutions, planning and developing interventions with families, using an evidence-based approach.

Working with Evergood Associates offers you a number of benefits including:

  • Your own dedicated specialist consultant
  • Access to the widest variety of social work jobs across local authorities and private organisations throughout the UK
  • Reliable Payroll run on a weekly basis
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • GBP150 recommend a friend scheme

If you would like to find out more, apply for this position or enquire about similar roles please call Chloe Prior on ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to