Social Worker -Children's-- Referral and Assessment

Location Bromley
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
**candidate must be available to start within 1-2 weeks please as of 04/04/2022**
PLEASE NOTE: The rate for this order is £35 SW level.
Locum Referral and Assessment Social Worker Required.
We have a caseload promise of 18 children but we are in the process of revising that to 8-9 families per social worker. At times that may mean that social workers will have fewer than 18 children or slightly more depending on the size of the family.
Flexible Working:
Social workers are expected to undertake face to face visits to families. All social workers work in the office on a rota basis with their teams.
Locums are able to claim back mileage from their place of work to visits (this does not include travel from home to work). The service also have work oyster cards that can be provided.
Referrals meeting the threshold for an assessment will be passed through to the Referral and Assessment Service by the MASH Team. These cases relate to children between the ages of 0-17.
The referrals can be:
• Child Protection - children who have suffered significant harm, or are at risk of suffering significant harm. Investigations and assessments of these children are usually conducted on a joint basis with the Police Child Abuse and Investigation Team (CAIT)
• Children in Need - children whose needs cannot be met through the CAF (Common Assessment Framework) and TAC (Team Around the Child) process or ones with a range of complex needs
• The initial stages of new Looked After episodes for a child or young person
• Families presenting as having No Recourse to Public Funds. Assessments are completed, through direct work with children and families plus appropriate professionals, to identify needs/risks and develop plans to meet these as appropriate. Case responsibility is then transferred to the appropriate teams within Social Care