Social Worker, Gillingham

Last update 2023-12-08
Expires 2024-01-08
ID #1901016005
Social Worker, Gillingham
United Kingdom, Dorset, Gillingham,
Modified October 28, 2023


81243 - Social Worker - Front Door and OOHs Service Manage a caseload of complex and difficult cases involving assessment, planning and implementation and evaluation of appropriate action to ensure resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of service users. Contribute to raising and maintaining standards of professional work within a social work team, undertake staff supervision as directed by the Team Leader and act as a Practice Assessor for students. The postholder should be working in line with the competency standards set out in the Competency Assessment Social Worker Career Grade Scheme. This role involves travelling around Kent. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential. Location: Kent Payrate : £29.23 per hour, Contract type: Temporary (ongoing) Main duties and responsibilities in Social Work: Act as Duty - on an 'Out of Hours' basis, providing a diverse and comprehensive Social Work service encompassing all client groups and including the provision of advice, initial Child Protection investigations, support to foster parents, the organisation of residential placements, Emergency Protection Orders and Care Management assessments, in order to meet the immediate needs of the clients involved. Maintain high standards of recording on all referrals, actions and interventions. Ensure information is legible and transferred to the appropriate day team. Provide a high quality resources of professional social work knowledge and expertise to a team of Social Workers, to include supervision, group meetings, assisted fieldwork, attendance in court, case audits and reviews etc, to assist the team in ensuring that it carries out its core tasks to a high standard. Provide coaching and mentoring support to Social Workers, including those undertaking post qualifying training, to support and further their professional knowledge and development to impact upon the overall quality of practice within teams. Attend court, where appropriate, to assist the team in ensuring that key professional input and expertise is provided to high profile and sensitive cases. Undertake staff supervision as directed by the Team Manager according to the needs of the team. Act as Practice Assessor to support student placements. Liaise regularly with peer colleagues throughout the Directorate to ensure social work staff deliver existing and new practices consistently and to a high standard across the Directorate. Contribute to the development of new initiatives through attendance on Working Groups, multi agency forums, training courses etc and acting as lead for identified pieces of Directorate initiatives, i.e. planning for permanence and research work, to develop current and new ways of working that meet service requirements. Maintain awareness of changes in legislation and related policies and practices and ensure all social work staff are also informed of these changes to enable consistent and timely implementation. Access both Kent and Medway client information systems, e.g. Liberi, AIS, FrameWorki and Careworks, enabling the post holder to research service user's history and input data accordingly to keep the county's records accurate on cases with which the Out of Hours Service is involved. Record statistical details as required. Work rotating shifts as per the rota and with other team members ensure cover is provided for colleagues on leave etc. Some on-call arrangements may be required. Attend Team and Practice Meetings as required. What you will need to be considered for the Social Worker: Degree in Social Work, CQSW/DipSW or equivalent and registration as a social worker with the General Social Care Council Evidence of relevant professional development Benefits of working for 24-7 recruitment: Fantastic opportunity to join the Public Sector workforce. Weekly pay 28 days holiday Access to online portal and payslips Amazing existing team Free onsite parking Flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we'll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too. Employee wellbeing and counselling Generous holiday and special leave allowances. We'll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training, and development to empower you. Our client applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful, you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure. What to do next? If this Social Worker position sounds like the role for you, we would love you to get in touch. Please apply online and one of the team will be in touch. Social Work

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Social worker

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