Social Worker - Referral & Assessment

Location Bromley
Salary £24.00 - £26.50 per hour
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Social Workers to start in the Referral and Assessment service - 6-month assignment
Please submit candidates who can start immediately or within the next 2 weeks. When submitting candidates, it is beneficial to detail their interview availability as the panel will work around the candidate if called for interview.
Hourly Rate: Up to £35ph - By submitting your candidate you confirm that your candidate is willing to accept the rate advertised should they be appointed
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.
Caseloads: 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.
Expenses: 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 has work oyster cards that can be provided.
About the Role and Team:
There are no management responsibilities in this role.
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
We are considered Good with Outstanding leadership by Ofsted and are on a journey of Getting to Excellence. Our ambition is to ensure we provide Outstanding services to children and their families at all times. We pride ourselves upon high support and high challenge in respect of practice . We work to the Bromley Relationship Model of practice and training in ‘BRM’ is delivered by our Principal Social Worker. This model is all about relationships and reflection, working with families rather than ‘to’ them , helping them find solutions to what difficulties they face in order to empower.
Come and join us and be part of our journey to excellence!
Please refer to the job description for more information.