Qualified Social Worker - Looked after Children
Medicare First
Gateshead, GB
7d ago

Job Description

Looked After Children - Social Worker - Gateshead

Are you looking for a fresh role?

Do you have a passion for supporting Looked After Children?

Look no further, Medicare has the role for you!

Medicare First is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated social worker to work full time working within a Next Steps Team in Sunderland.

The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this locum social worker job is £25-26ph per hour and is an initial 3-month contract.

Social worker duties include :

  • To work with children and young people from age 15 upwards.
  • To carry out Pathway Assessments and Produce Pathway Plans and care plans for Children who are part of the leaving care service.
  • To undertake direct work with children and their families, carers and other professionals.
  • To ensure that children and young people's needs are met in appropriate placements and accommodations.
  • To ensure that children and young people are safeguarded and work with partner agencies in relation to a range of needs including those where there is evidence of mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues and cases where there are concerns in relation to the child or young person going missing as well as involvement with Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • To liaise with partner agencies, including adult services where appropriate to allow for timely transition.
  • To manage an assigned caseload of children, independently, in compliance with agreed casework objectives, assessing and managing risks appropriately, and in accordance with statutory regulations and guidelines.
  • To assess the needs of children and young people, leaving care and formulate appropriate Pathway and care plan to meet their needs, maintaining appropriate personal / professional boundaries.
  • To liaise with colleagues in order to gather information relevant to assessment and care planning.
  • To work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to formulate pathway and care plans in partnership based on their assessment of need.
  • To undertake direct social work responsibilities as an allocated worker to children and families assigned to monitor and review the implementation of pathway and care plans, ensuring that the services being provided are meeting the assessed need and to ensure that any provisions remains within any agreed costs.
  • To prepare, record and maintain case records and other information in accordance with procedures and timescales.
  • To keep up to date with social work practice, and also to reflect and identify development and training needs to ensure continuous professional development.
  • To work within the Together for Children's professional policy and procedures, and code of conduct.
  • To ensure effective and timely communication across Next Steps services, listen to and respond to the views and ideas of other professionals, stakeholders (particularly children and young people and their families) to ensure services are relevant, responsive and focused on meeting identified needs.
  • Requirements of the social worker :

    Degree or equivalent in social work

    Current HCPC registration

    Significant frontline experience within children's services

    2 years post qualified with experience within local authority child protection teams

    Benefits of working with Medicare First :

    Your own personal consultant

    Regularly meetings and visits with your consultant

    Quick and Easy Registration Process

    An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral

    If this sound like a role for you then please

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