Social Worker Childrens Higher Grade (Social and Healthcare Qualified)

Location Portsmouth
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
Discipline
Short term or long term work completing assessments, CP planning, CIN work, PLO.
Need someone to start asap

  • Have a Diploma or Degree in social work and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. Evidence of 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Have a good working knowledge of theory and legislation including the Children act 89/04 amongst others.
  • Be an excellent communicator who is equally comfortable speaking with children and other professionals from external partners and agencies.
  • The ability to converse at ease with clients and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post
  • Have excellent accurate written skills, able to write reports and present evidence in a clear and concise way.
  • Have excellent analytical skill to aid you in your assessment of child protection cases.
  • Be someone who enjoys a busy atmosphere who can cope with competing demands and the stresses that comes with them.
  • Be motivated to achieve good outcomes for children.
  • Have an understanding of anti-oppressive practice and the legislative framework around this.
  • Be a person who wants to be part of the team and actively encourages inter team support.
  • Be computer literate, who is comfortable using MS word, outlook and databases.
  • Have skills in tact and diplomacy - someone who is able to empathise with service users.
  • Be able to consolidate learning in working practice.