Social Worker - Locality Team

2022-02-07 12:18:532024-11-03Nursdoc
Job Type Contract
Area Guernsey, Channel Islands
Job Sector Allied - Social Worker
Salary £35.00 P/h
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser Social
Telephone 0330 555 5000
Job Ref MR070222b
Description
Nursdoc have a 6 month contract on The Island Of Guernsey. Nursdoc pay for accommodation and also travel to the island. All candidates must have limited company in order to work in The Channel Islands.

JOB SUMMARY:

To assist in the provision and further development of an effective service for children and families within the Bailiwick by working closely with other agencies, professionals and members of the public. This will include undertaking child protection investigations and early help assessments, working with children in need, children in need of protection and children subject of Care Requirements in accordance with the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008.

This post attracts a 2 year secondment opportunity into the MASH via an expression of interest application and selection process. This will be a rolling secondment opportunity to social workers within the Locality Teams.

RELATIONSHIPS:

The Social Worker will be line managed by the Practice Manager or Deputy Manager of the Locality Team or MASH accordingly.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Hold a caseload of child in need, child protection and care requirement cases.

• Assess the needs of children and families using theoretical frameworks in order to produce, appropriately monitor and review child’s plans (single assessment). These will be within agreed timescales according to need.

• Undertake short term or longer term specific pieces of work as directed following the completion of child’s plans or as a result of child protection registration.

• Respond to child protection concerns via the implementation and monitoring of robust child protection plans and undertake any assessment or investigation as required by the team manager on any allocated cases.

• Ensure that child protection and child in need procedures are adhered to.

• Provide effective evidence-based interventions to families where children are in need of protection and present such cases to child protection conferences.

• Present cases to and attend court and the Child Youth and Community Tribunal as required.

• Prepare reports and represent Children’s Health and Social Care both orally and in writing in an appropriate manner at all times.

• Prepare assessments, statements and care plans for Court and where required give evidence in Court. This may also include making long term plans for permanence for those children who require such intervention.

• Work in partnership with parents, colleagues and other agencies ensuring the child is central to any process.

• Ensure Health and Social Care policies, procedures and legislation are adhered to.

• Actively participate in monthly supervision sessions with line manager.

• Participate in a duty back up rota system for cases held within the teams.

• Participate in the Emergency Duty Service rota.

• Undertake any other duties as may be determined by the Head of Service, Children and Family Community Service, from time to time.

MASH SECONDMENT

• Actively participate in multi-agency information sharing, risk assessments and decision making discussions within the MASH meetings.

• Respond to child protections concerns and undertake single and joint Child Protection Investigations when required.

• Complete Early Help Assessments identifying the most appropriate interventions to support children and their families.

• Undertake tasks requested by the MASH Practice Manager.

Specific Location

Guernsey

Specifics
KEY CRITERIA:

ESSENTIAL


1. Social work degree or equivalent, and a good general education.

2. Current registration with Social Work England.

3. Minimum of one-year post qualifying experience in child protection work.

4. Knowledge and understanding of theory and legislation that affects children and families and a good knowledge of child care practice, particularly in relation to child protection and looked after children in Guernsey and Alderney.

5. Experience of undertaking joint investigations and a variety of needs and risk assessments that are evidence and theory based.

6. Ability to use information technology effectively and efficiently.

7. Possess a valid car driving licence.

Would you like to be able to work flexibly, choosing shifts that would fit around your schedule?

Nursdoc are a leading healthcare recruitment company, who provide staffing solutions and give support to a number of care providers throughout the UK. Our candidates work in Private Hospitals, NHS Hospitals, Care Homes and Hospices to name a few on a temporary and permanent basis.

If you’re an experienced healthcare professional who is keen to make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Nursdoc is ideal for candidates looking for the flexibility, choice and additional income agency work provides. We have plenty of private work / NHS options as well, simply just ask one of the team.

To apply today: Simply click the 'Apply' button. You can also go to the registration page on our website and submit your details there.

Alternatively, call one of the team on 0330 555 5000 and we look forward to working with you.
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