Specialist Social Worker - COVID Response

Location Bromley, Greater London, England
Salary £36.00 - £38.50 per hour
Discipline
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • With appropriate supervision, assess for and provide services to children in need within the framework of the appropriate legislation, regulations, departmental procedures and child care policy.
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  • To ensure that services are efficiently and effectively provided, liaising as necessary with other divisions, Council Departments, N.H.S. trusts, schools, carers, voluntary and independent sector providers.
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  • To maintain high standards of professional practice within their own workload and to promote and enhance such practice within the team and division.
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  • All post holders are expected to maintain professional standards of practice and to work in accordance with the Departmental vision, values, procedures and managerial guidance.
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  • To manage a caseload of children and families, including:
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  •                        i.       Undertaking, contributing to and participating in core assessments, in partnership with the child, parents, other family members and professionals as appropriate in accordance with the Dfes. Assessment Framework.
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  •                     ii.         Implementing Child Protection and LAC Procedures as and when required
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  •                    iii.         Facilitating the provision and co –ordination of appropriate services
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  •                    iv.         Working with families and children and young people to reduce the need for accommodation or care proceedings
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  •                     v.         In line with the Every Child Matters agenda, working in partnership with colleagues in other agencies to develop and provide a range of interventions for families and children and young people.
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  • Working within the Borough’s child protection guidelines to:
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  •                  i.             Undertake investigations under Section 47s on allocated and duty cases as required.
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  •                 ii.            provide reports as required for child protection case conferences, children in need meetings, permanency meetings, child care reviews and in court processes. This may include giving evidence in Court.
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  • Undertaking responsibilities towards children looked after by the authority, including:
    •                 i.               Contributing to and assisting in the progression of care plans for Looked After Children in line with the Children and Families Divisions guidelines.
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  •                ii.               Ensuring that procedural requirements with respect to consultation and recording are adhered to
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  • To make recommendations to the Assistant Team Manager or Group Manager (or other budget holder as appropriate) regarding financial expenditure entailed in care plans and to undertake delegated financial responsibilities.
  • To undertake appropriate training and to maintain a knowledge of changes to departmental procedure, legislation and regulations and of developments in professional practice.
  • To promote Equal Opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice in all areas of work within and outside the Council, in line with legislation and Council policy.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required commensurate with the grading of the post in order to meet the changing needs of the service.