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Qualified Social worker Looked after Children

  • Job reference: 2330519
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: My Client Luton Borough council are looking for 3 Qualified Social worker with 2 year post qualified experience to join the LAC team, Based at Luton Borough Council at Town Hall.

Main Duties of the role will include:

Receive and co-ordinate complex referrals, undertake the resulting assessments/devising care plans, arranging action and reviewing services for children and families, including influencing the direction of future services.

Managing a case load of min 20 case. Many of them complex in nature.
Visits out of borough so driving part of role.
Permanency planning, some CP work and long term planning.

1. Complete professional assessments of need and risk in respect of service users and carers using the Department of Health and Luton Borough Council criteria for children in need and significant harm. Taking the lead role and responsibility, you co-ordinate the multi-agency approach to prevent and address child protection issues and children in need.

2. Undertake statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and other legislation and guidance relating to service users and carers e.g. care proceedings, arrangements for adoption/permanency, risk assessments and investigations in relation to the protection of children. Including arrangements for obtaining and carrying out Court Orders, attending court as the Council's representative and providing instruction to legal counsel.

3. Plan professional intervention using the appropriate available resources ensuring needs are met through negotiation and consultation with professional colleagues and service users. Promote anti discriminatory practice and the empowerment of service users.

4. Keep appropriate case records, statistics and information. Provide case reports and witness statements for Court when required, accountable to the requirements of both internal/external agencies in line with Luton Borough Council Policies and Procedures.

5. Ensure that the needs of service users are regularly reviewed and changes in circumstances and newly identified needs are addressed This will necessitate organising and chairing multi agency meetings.

What you need to apply?
-HCPC
-2 years ideally post qualified experience
-Previous experience with LAC & Child protection
-Ability work under pressure
-Someone who can hit the ground running
-Car Driver


How to apply?
Contact Louise @ Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email louise.rutter@servicecare.org.uk