Social Worker Children Fostering

Location Bedford
Salary £19.00 - £22.00 per hour
To assist Social Workers in providing specific services of Children & Families Services. To maintain a focus on the child and securing positive outcomes for the child’s development.
• To assist in making the necessary arrangements to meet clients’ needs identified by a social work assessment and/or the Child Protection or Child Care Plan
• To ensure that the child’s wishes and feelings are heard and appropriately recorded and communicated within the work undertaken
• To undertake any practical tasks identified following a social work assessment or review, or as directed by the Team Manager
• To undertake some direct work with children and/or their families including supervised contact and as directed by the Team Manager
• Notify the Team Manager or the case responsible Social Worker any changes in a client’s needs or circumstances, requiring the need for further social work assessment or intervention
• To maintain full and accurate records in accordance with departmental procedures and to ensure Quality Assurance requirements are met
• To participate in supervision, annual appraisal and staff development training as appropriate
• To ensure that services are provided in accordance with the department’s equal opportunities standards and that the child’s/young persons diversity is acknowledged and respected
• To represent the department in appropriate meetings and forums
• To ensure that services are provided in accordance with departmental standards and objectives of Quality Assurance, with due regard to health and safety requirements