Social Worker Childrens Services

Location Southwark
Salary £23 per hour
Job Summary; To provide a social work service to the client group.  Responsible for the implementation and co-ordination of complex assessments, the purchase of agreed packages of care, and the monitoring of service contracts in partnership with the client group and agencies and health professionals.  Responsible for the provision of casework and other social work services.

This  role  is  part of  a  team that  manages  young people who have  received an Out of Court Disposal:
Community  Resolutions, Youth cautions and Youth Conditional Cautions. This  pre-court  work  requires  skills I work  effectively  with cases that  last  up to three  months .

The  practitioner should have strong case management  skills in timely assessments, appropriate  interventions and suitable exit strategies. Whilst  the  offences for  which a yp  gets a  OOCD  may appear  minor ,  there maybe other   risky  behaviour and   factors  that may be  of influence: CCE, CSE, harm to others, serious/potential  youth  violence., negative  peer  influence.

Candidate Profile
  • To hold a recognised social work qualification and be able to provide evidence of registration to the GSCC.
  • Knowledge of key legislation relevant to professional social care work
  • Knowledge of the functions of a health and social care department and related agencies
  • Knowledge of methods to plan and review services for the client group
  • Knowledge of social diversity and equal opportunities and the ability to demonstrate this throughout all aspects of practice
  • Experience of managing a complex case load
  • Must have 2 – 4 years Post qualification social work experience required
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills with clients and other health professionals
  • Able to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work and manage time effectively
  • Customer focused
  • Experience of producing reports for a variety of audiences
  • Good IT skills