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Social Worker Children's MASH/Assessment

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

  • Job type:

    Locum

  • Salary:

    Up to £26.00 per hour + Umbrella

  • Contact:

    Sam Wade

  • Contact email:

    sam.wade@onetruefuture.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JO-1901-1902_1548848700

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-01

  • Startdate:

    01/03/2019

  • Consultant:

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OneTrue are recruiting for a committed Social Worker to work full time within The Children and Families Assessment/Pathway Decision Team based in Bristol. The ideal applicant will have previous experience working in the same or a similar service, be very dedicated, personable and willing to contribute positively to the team and service to ensure the best and most appropriate outcomes are delivered. Applicants must have previous experience working with UK statutory services and hold valid HCPC registration.

 

The pay rate for this Social Worker role is £26.00 (Umbrella Company) per hour and is an ongoing contract.

 

Choose OneTrue for the market leading locum package

* Free DBS and compliance service

* Access to roles first increasing chances of selection for interview

* Discounted FCSA Umbrella company rates (£10 per timesheet) available

* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK

* "Placement Continuity Bonus" of £250 per 500 hours worked

* "Referral Bonus" £250 for each referral you make that achieves 100 hours in placement through OneTrue

 

Requirements of the Social Worker

* Degree or equivalent in social work

* Current HCPC registration

* Initial assessment experience (children & family) within the last 12 months

* Assessing complex cases when the best pathways are unclear

* The PDT is based in a police station and as such, the successful candidate will be required to pass advanced level 2 police security checks (in addition to an enhanced DBS)

 

Specific Role Information

Key Skills

1) Initial Assessment Experience (Children & Family), within the last 12 months

 

Main responsibility: Assessing Complex Cases when the pathways are unclear.

 

The PDT is based in a police station and as such, the successful candidate will be required to pass advanced Level 2 police security checks (IN ADDITION to an enhanced DBS).

 

UMB £26 approx, if they need a bit more, let me know.

LTD £23.67

PAYE £20.76

 

The Pathway Decision Team (PDT) is a fast paced, high turnover and city wide social work assessment team.

The Pathway Decision Team triages referrals received from First Response (single point of entry team) completing further enquiries and Single Assessment Framework (SAF) assessments in order to determine whether the children and family can be supported by universal or targeted services, or whether a referral to Families in Focus or Social Care (S.17/S.47) is required.

The social work post in the PDT is an exciting role which would suit an employee who enjoys working in a fast paced, demanding but supportive environment. You will join an established team comprising of the Team Manager, two senior social workers, six full time equivalent social workers, and one full time equivalent family support worker, with administrative support.

As a social worker working as part of the PDT team, you will need to be able to quickly put together high quality information such as summaries of enquiries, genograms and part-chronologies in order to allow the receiving team or social work unit to be as effective as possible and prevent families from repeating information given at the enquiry stage. Well defined investigative and analytical abilities are essential as well as the skill to quickly build rapport with both children, families and other professionals.

The role demands a high standard of written work, IT capabilities, and a good understanding of support available to children and families.

As this is a city wide service you will need to be able to travel across the city in order to visit children and families in their homes.

The PDT is based in a police station and as such, the successful candidate will be required to pass advanced Level 2 police security checks (in addition to an enhanced DBS).

 

Working in an unpredictable, rapidly changing, fast paced environment, develop/maintain well defined investigative and analytical abilities. Demonstrate evidence based decision making skills, recording clear recommendations of the next actions needed.

Gather and analyse information from families and professional colleagues in order to assess risk and successfully identify the best/most appropriate service for the family. Identify creative solutions to family issues in order to make best use of the limited resources available.

Develop/maintain skills to enable quick rapport building with both families and other professionals.

Quickly put together high quality information such as summaries of enquiries, genograms and part-chronologies in order to allow the receiving team or unit to be as effective as possible and prevent families from repeating information given at the enquiry stage.

Contribute to team development and function to enable cases to be triaged in a timely way, in line with the service requirement. Contribute to the promotion of consistency for families.

Complete assessments within timescales, clearly communicating the outcome of the assessment with children, families and referrers. Ensure that assessments are child focused and the voice of the child has been considered.

Implement the use of Signs of Safety within all aspects of your work undertaken as a member of the Threshold Decision Service.

 

This post would suit a social worker with proven experience in children and family's social work and ability to provide information and guidance on varying thresholds of intervention.

 

Contact

The Social Worker vacancy is managed by Sam Wade; if you are interested in applying for this position, please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.