Southwark Council is looking for a Social Worker to join their Safeguarding and Family Support Team (Long term safeguarding team) working with children subject to child in need plans, child protection plans and those looked after by the Local Authority which includes those subject to care proceedings and provide a social work service to the client group. Responsible for the implementation and co-ordination of complex assessments, the purchase of agreed packages of care, and the monitoring of service contracts in partnership with the client group and agencies and health professionals. Responsible for the provision of casework and other social work services.
Â§ To hold a recognised social work qualification and be able to provide evidence of registration to the GSCC.
Â§ Knowledge of key legislation relevant to professional social care work
Â§ Knowledge of the functions of a health and social care department and related agencies
Â§ Knowledge of methods to plan and review services for the client group
Â§ Knowledge of social diversity and equal opportunities and the ability to demonstrate this throughout all aspects of practice
Â§ Experience of managing a complex case load
Â§ Strong influencing and negotiating skills with clients and other health professionals
- Experience of producing reports for a variety of audiences
- Good IT skills
Â§ Able to work independently and within a team.
Â§ Ability to organise and prioritise work and manage time effectively
Â§ Customer focused