Social Worker/Senior Social Worker – Family Support Team

Our client in Bedford are seeking Permanent Social workers and Seniors for their Family Support Team offering packages up to £43,890 (including Market Supplement) plus a £6,000 golden hello after your probation period. Please see details below but if interested all I would need is your CV sent to [email protected]

 

JOB PURPOSE: 

 

  1. To carry a workload reflecting increasing complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge, in line with the capability of a Social Worker with a minimum of one year’s post qualification experience in a social work role. Regular supervision will be in accordance with the departmental supervision policy.

 

  1. To work within relevant current legislation and the procedural framework of Bedford Borough Council (the Council).

 

  1. To work collaboratively with children, young people and families/carers to assess their needs and plan and deliver services in accordance with the social work team’s service area.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

 

  1. Work in partnership with children, young people and families/carers and, through building effective

relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making.

 

  1. Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service and in the context of assessing risk to children and young people.

 

  1. Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people and families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service.

 

  1. Manage a workload independently, seeking support and suggesting solutions for workload difficulties.

 

  1. Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Performance Development Reviews.

 

  1. Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements.

 

  1. Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people and families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people.

 

  1. Carry out all duties in accordance with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and other policies designed to protect employees and service users from harassment. It is the duty of the post-holder not to act in an oppressive or discriminatory manner towards employees or service users. The post-holder should respond to such practice or behaviour by challenging or reporting it.

 

  1. Meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework, Social Worker level, and of registration with the HCPC in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development.

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