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About the job
Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Qualified Social Worker to work within a Children with Disabilities Team for a Local Authority based in South East England.
To provide the social work service of assessment of need, care planning and, as appropriate, child protection investigation, to prevent the separation of children from their families where possible, and to ensure that children and young people are adequately protected in line with departmental policy, procedures and relevant legislation.
To support alternative permanent care for children who have to be separated from their families in a timely fashion.
To supervise fostering / adoption arrangements.
The job holder will ensure a positive, high profile for the Councils Childrens service in its dealings with the public, users and carers and external agencies.
They will act as a mentor to social workers and support their development, and undertake duties of a practice teacher as required. With appropriate training, undertake child protection investigations, act as key worker to children/young people with a Child Protection Plan and undertake all related statutory responsibilities.
They will assess and manage the risk involved in protecting vulnerable children and young people, distinguishing levels of risk for different situations, to prevent harm and abuse.
Job holders will also contribute to the regular monitoring and review of services established to facilitate service improvement.
Substantial experience in assessing the needs of, and undertaking direct work with, children and young people, and in working with parents, families, carers and networks to achieve optimal outcomes for children and young people.
Ability to operate effectively within multiagency and interprofessional settings.
Experience of working in a previous CWD team
If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this vacancy directly with your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly