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Social Worker Children With Disabilities Team

  • Job reference: DH KentCWD
  • Location: Gravesend, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Ideal role just come up for a Social Worker to join Gravesend Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) on a long term locum contract.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Social Worker to manage a varied caseload of disabled children or young people aged 16-25 to assess, plan, monitor and review the support/personal assistance needs of service users.

In this role you will work with the service user and their families/carers to develop a package of support/assistance as they prepare to become adults and in their early adult life that promotes and maintains independence and wellbeing. You will, where appropriate involve other agencies and use community resources to provide equality of opportunity, full participation and inclusion in society for people under your guidance.

You will be working in line with the Social Care Capability Framework.

Main duties and responsibilities:


*Ensure that service users are empowered throughout the assessment, are at the centre of the decision making process and have control over their lives. Develop good working relationships with Education and Health staff to contribute to Education, Health and Care plans and other individual plans to ensure that positive outcomes for children and young people are achieved. In order to develop a holistic response, where appropriate, initiate and develop close working partnerships with other agencies: District Councils, voluntary agencies, the commercial and private sectors.

*Research, develop, continue and consolidate a knowledge base and level of skills to enable the assignment of more complex cases to meet the ever changing needs of service users and to ensure inclusion and full participation in the local community.

*Maintain an awareness of changes in legislation, theories, corporate and directorate policies, local and agency practices relating to disabilities in order to disseminate knowledge throughout the team and contribute to the delivery of a high standard of service.

*Contribute to the development of new initiatives through attendance on Working Groups, multi-agency fora, training courses etc to develop current and new ways of working that meet service requirements.

*Maintain and keep accurate electronic records using the Social Care electronic system. Write and verbally present reports for formal meetings including reviews, case conferences and court proceedings.

It is desirable that you have post-qualifying experience of Children Social Work. If you have experience in any Children And Families Social Work departments we want to speak to you.

For this position you must also have:
*a degree or masters in Social Work (or any other recognised equivalent qualification)
*HCPC registration
*Drivers Licence and use of your own vehicle.


Working with Service Care Solutions offers many benefits including:
*A specialist consultant within an experienced Social Work recruitment team
*Consistently excellent rates of pay
*An extensive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
*Payroll service twice a week
*Personal on-going training budgets
*Registrations and DBS paid for by us.

If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call John at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email delanie.heyes@servicecare.org.uk.

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know anyone who would be perfect for this role and they are placed into work you receive £250 once their probationary period has been completed.