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Social Worker - LAC 16+ Team

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Grade 9-11 £24,801 - £34,653 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall , Glenfield , Leicester, Leicestershire , LE3 8RA 

Reference:CYP0819 

Closing date:22 July 2019 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE:
To deliver high quality services and contribute to the development of the service for vulnerable children and their families including
  • The delivery of a high-quality duty response service
  • The formulation of risk assessment within referral and assessment processes
  • The commissioning of proportionate services through the provision of advice, signposting, child in need plans and where necessary through child protection plans and care proceedings
  • The delivery of safeguarding services in accordance with legal requirements and departmental policies and procedures  
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Social Work Degree or equivalent e.g. CQSW, DipSW (With Specialism in children's services)
• Post qualifying experience of working with children and families
• Experience of statutory childcare work including safeguarding, child protection and court processes
• Experience of statutory child care social work, including safeguarding child protection and care proceedings
• Knowledge of care legislation and LSCB procedures
• Knowledge of Framework for the Assessment of Children in need and their families
• Awareness of the cultural, racial, Linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families
• Able to communicate clearly (demonstrating the use of communication and engagement tools) with children, young people, parents, carers colleagues and other professionals
• Ability to analyse information to reach sound decision demonstrating the use of risk management tools in analysis and making
• Ability to undertake assessments to a high standard
• The ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word and database applications as relevant to the department
• The ability to prioritise effectively across a wide range of competing demands to meet deadlines
• The ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of people including representatives from other agencies using skills of negotiation and persuasion
• To have good time management skills and the ability to respond flexible to changing requirements
• Ability to deliver a sustainable high service through understanding and keep to departmental and service priorities
• An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and ability to apply in all situations
• Ability to travel to service points within Leicestershire County Council in a cost-effective way
• Must be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council
• Able to work outside normal working hours e.g. evenings on occasions
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment where appropriate in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
         
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check 
 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
 
For informal enquires please contact, Angie Lymer-Cox Tel: 0116 305 4732 or Email: Angie.Lymer-Cox@leics.gov.uk  
        
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
           
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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