Job Summary

Children in Need Social Worker

London | £40k | Social Care

Recruiter: Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Qualified Social Worker to join a very busy but vibrant Children’s in Need Team in West London.

This is a full time, permanent position with great training and development opportunities. You will be the allocated Social Worker to complete assessments for children in need, including those in need of protection, children looked after, those subject to public care proceedings and, where directed by the Court, children subject to private law proceedings.

The Benefits for you as the Children in Need Social Worker:

* Flexible working
* Annual leave
* Health and well-being programme
* Staff benefit scheme
* Learning and development
* Pension scheme

The responsibilities of a Children in Need Social Worker includes:

* To be conversant with operational and practice issues pertaining to the delivery of frontline social work services for children, young people and their Parents/Carers
* To ensure that every allocated child has an up to date and outcome focused Plan that clearly states the action, responsible professional(s) and agreed time scale for completion
* To undertake Initial and Core Assessments of children and families in accordance with the Assessment Framework, ensuring that they are completed in a timely manner and include an analysis of the needs and circumstances of each child and family, the desired outcomes to be achieved and the services that are required
* To ensure that all allocated children are visited, spoken to/communicated with and monitored in accordance with statutory and procedural requirements and in line with best practice standards
* To prepare and present reports for a range of purposes, including child protection conferences, child looked after reviews and court, and ensures that these are produced to a high quality standard

* To prepare and present reports for a range of purposes, including child protection conferences, child looked after reviews and court, and ensures that these are produced to a high quality standard
* To ensure that all new referrals are brought to the attention of the Senior Practitioner/Team Manager so that management action can be provided in a prompt and timely manner

Requirements of a Children in Need Social Worker:

* 2 years recent experience in CP and Court teams a must
* HCPC registered
* An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
* Excellent report writing skills
* Ability to handle complex case loads
* A recognised Social Work Qualification (Degree/DipSW/SQSW)

Salary: Up to £40,482 per annum, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on (phone number removed) or email More

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