Childrens Social Worker – Nottingham City

Childrens Social Worker – Nottingham City

Posted 4 weeks ago


Childrens Social Worker – Nottingham City
Children in Care (CIC)
Rate: up to £39.80 per hour
We are recruiting for motivated qualified social worker to join our busy team. This role is with one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of the best places to live and work in.
This is a qualified role requiring you to be SWE registered and have relevant experience within childrens services.
Job Purpose:
To work within current legislation, the Council’s policies and core values, and Departmental policies and procedures.              

Social Workers at Level 3 will have Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Accreditation or Holders of the AMHP qualification and will be undertaking the duties of an BIA or AMHP.
 Social Workers at Level 3 will carry a full and complex caseload, work with minimal supervision and provide case management mentoring and coaching to less senior colleagues.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the delivery of appropriate services to adults and their families, according to their assessed needs. This will include assessing the needs of adults and their carers against the Department’s agreed eligibility criteria and in accordance with National Performance Indicators within set timescales and the creation and implementation of culturally appropriate care plans that demonstrate flexibility and innovative use of resources.
  • To deliver good outcomes for adults through completing timely assessments and implementing effective care plans that safeguard vulnerable adults.
  • To lead on safeguarding investigations in the most complex cases or where there are multiple incidents.
  • To hold a caseload of complex cases particularly those where abuse or neglect is suspected.
  • Where appropriately qualified, to undertake the duties and responsibilities placed on an Approved Mental Health Professional, or DOLS Assessor, including assessments of people who are in mental health crisis in accordance with the mental Health Act.
  • To apply advanced knowledge of a wide range of policies in reflective evidence based practice
  • To undertake case management responsibilities that include adult-focused assessments of need within a person centred approach, monitoring, co-ordinating and review of care plans.
  • To maintain and produce professional case records and reports which are structured, clear, evidence based and logical in accordance with the Department’s case recording standards and practice.
  • To represent the Authority at internal and external meetings.
  • To represent the Authority in Court or Mental Health Tribunals when required, providing reports and acting as a witness as required.
  • To undertake case management mentoring and support for less senior members of the team such as Social Workers, Community Care Officers, Care Support Advisors, Service Support Assistants etc.
  • To participate in mentoring and supporting practice learning students and to train as a Practice Teacher if required.
  • To manage own workload effectively, maintaining appropriate records and preparing and submitting reports as required within agreed timescales.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you.

  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Joe Thomas-Samuels on 07860876427 or for more information.