Referral and Assessment Childrens - Social Worker

Location Redbridge
Salary £28 - £32.20 per hour
Manage increase of referrals and statutory requirements

To perform all the functions of the post in a manner consistent with current legislation
and with current Social Services policies, standards and procedures as endorsed by the
Senior Management Team.

To take responsibility for all the functions of the post within the boundaries of delegated

To manage a caseload and associated administrative tasks in an efficient and effective
manner and work towards managing a complex case load.

To act appropriately upon receiving referrals allocated by the team manager / senior
social work practitioner.

To engage and empower service users, their carers and their support networks and
actively to elicit service user and carer feedback in order to ensure person centred

To ensure that appropriate information is available for service users and carers

To carry out assessments as appropriate, including carer assessments, within
timescales and to contribute to or coordinate the construction of outcome focused care
plans which are informed by best practice, guidance and an understanding of the
organisational context.

To attend court as and when required and to prepare and present any necessary

To work in partnership with other professionals e.g. Health, in order to provide
appropriate and effective services for service users and carers.

To provide written and verbal reports as required and to assist in assessing and
monitoring the implementation of plans and outcomes for service users.

To assist the team manager and senior practitioner in the development of best practice
and ensure shared understanding of child protection within the team.

To support the professional development of newly qualified social workers and
undertake the workload management and practice assessment of social work students
undertaking practice learning opportunities in the team.

To participate in the planning and commissioning of service delivery as required and
monitor and review service delivery.

To promote the involvement of service users and carers in both care planning and
service development.

To chair meetings as directed by the team manager.

To assist in ensuring that there is a good understanding of practice and procedures
regarding child protection in the Team.