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Luton Council

Social Workers needed (Family Safeguarding and Children Looked After Teams)

Job Type

Salary

Location

Temporary

Region

£35-£38ph DOE

Posted Date

Luton

Closing Date

South East

15 September 2021

14 October 2021

Connect2Luton are excited to be recruiting several roles within the Family safeguarding and Children Looked After Teams, on behalf of Luton Borough Council.

About the Role:

Receive and co-ordinate complex referrals. The undertaking of assessments and formulating care plans. Arrange action, and review services for children and families.

As a Social Worker you will be responsible to:

• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Effectively and comprehensively gather record and analyse sensitive and confidential data on the relevant database, collating key information relating to children’s safeguarding and protection, maintaining accurate and up to date records in accordance with the Data Protection Act, provide case reports, relevant documentation and witness statements for court when required and enable the production of statistical and management reports as required.

Skills and Experience:

• Ability to make professional judgements in a multi-disciplinary setting
• Able to work with complex and challenging cases, where there may be issues of vulnerability and risk with appropriate supervision.
• Able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and work with service users, which will include children and with a wide range of other professionals.
• Able to maintain high quality records, write clear, concise reports and correspondence dealing with complex issues.
• Ability to work with the Agency’s I.T. equipment, for the purpose of case recording.

About Luton Borough Council:

Luton in 2021 is a vibrant, modern and diverse town with many unique features. Luton has a population of 214,100 and is recognised as being one of the youngest and most diverse towns in the country, although the population is projected to become significantly older over the next 20 years.
Alongside the many challenges facing the town, Luton has a number of important strengths and assets that will be crucial to driving the success of this vision over the coming years.
We are a cohesive town with a powerful sense of community spirit within our neighbourhoods. Home to the fifth largest airport in the UK which supports jobs, the local economy and services for residents. We are also home to Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Luton Town Football Club.
Luton has outstanding access to greenspace including six green flag parks and close proximity to the Chilterns. We have many good and outstanding schools and one of the few places in the country with no inadequate schools.
Connect2Luton are the managed service provider for temporary and contract agency recruitment into Luton Borough Council.

Contract: Temporary and Permanent Opportunities available
Rate: Locum, £35-£38ph DOE
Perm, Competitive packages.

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