Social Worker - Children's Services

Job Description


\nHampshire County Council (HCC) are recruiting for Locum Social Workers to work in any of their 8 districts\n\nConnect2hampshire are half owned by HCC therefore any profit that is made, 50% goes straight back into the local authority providing valauable funding for services.\n\nWe are also offering up to \u00A3125 per week expenses to cover travel and accomodation (conditions apply)\n\nHampshire's district-based teams deliver a comprehensive service under the direction of a single district manager, with each area being supported by multi-agency early help hubs.\n\nWe

are recruiting for Children's Social Workers on behalf of Hampshire in the following teams:\n\nMulti Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)\nChildren's Assessment and Safeguarding Team (CAST)\nThe Children in Care Team (CiC)\nDisabled Children's Team (DCT)\nConnected Carers (CC) \nIn the following Districts:\n\nBasingstoke\nFarnborough\nWinchester\nAlton\nHavant\nGosport\nNew Forest \nAndover \nRole


\n\nTo use professional skills, knowledge, and experience and a range of interpersonal and specialist communication skills to gather information and make a full assessment of risks protection and social care needs of individuals and carers\/families, within relevant legal and statutory frameworks, agreed priorities and current eligibility criteria.\nRefer to other relevant agencies and undertake joint assessments where appropriate to ensure all risks and needs are considered.\nTo

arrange, provide or purchase appropriate services\/care within the Departments agreed priorities and resource framework to reflect best value principals and to comply with legislation and statutory duties.\nTake appropriate action in conjunction with other agencies and within legal and statutory framework, to protect vulnerable people.\nManage an agreed case load in accordance with statutory and Departmental procedures and objectives, and professional good practice to enable individuals to achieve goals and maximise their strengths \nMonitor, review and reassess care packages\/services against identified risks, needs, and objectives to ensure the continued effectiveness in achieving required or wanted outcomes.\nMake

appropriate use of paper and computerised case recording systems to and effectively contribute to professional case management and comply with current legislation and Departmental Policies and Procedures. Records should be accessible to individuals, colleagues and managers as appropriate.\nProduce reports as required which comply with statutory and Departmental procedures and capture and analyse information clearly and guide decision making and case management\nEnsure knowledge of benefits, fees and allowances is current and advise individuals how to access them in order to achieve maximum independence and manage expectations and demands \nRole


\n\nApplicants must hold a degree in social work or equivalent (e.g. CQSW, DipSW) and be registered with the HCPC.\nGood communication skills - listening, understanding, ability to express self to people from a range of backgrounds and cultures and ability to negotiate with service users, relatives and providers.\nAble to write clearly and concisely and have experience of report writing.\nAble to assess risks, needs, analyse information and recognise problems.\nUnderstand

equalities issues in social work practice and principals of safety, dignity and empowerment.\nUnderstand philosophies, professional social work issues and legal frameworks underpinning specific client groups and social services statutory duty and role in the wider community.\nExperience of working with children and families in social work setting.\nKnowledge of Child Protection legislation and understanding of child protection issues and substitute care.\nUnderstand data protection\/confidentiality and need for accurate and timely recording.\nUnderstand

Best Value principals and need for resource constraints.\nOrganised and able to manage time and conflicting demands.\nAble to fulfil the transport requirements of the role. \nConnect2

Hampshire, part of Hampshire & Kent Commercial Services LLP, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.\n

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