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Luton Borough Council

Qualified Social Worker Assessment Team

Job Type

Temporary

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£35 - £36 per hour

Posted Date

31 January 2022

Luton

Closing Date

28 February 2022

We are excited to recruit a Social Worker on behalf of Luton Borough Council within their Children and Families department.

About the Role:

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.

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, your 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.
• 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.

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 minimum 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.
• Able to represent the Agency in court or a similar setting

About Us:
Luton Borough Council have partnered with Kent County Council to create Connect2Luton, a recruitment managed service for all contingent temporary agency, contract, and interim roles at the Council.
Our heritage and being local government owned which means we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for the Council or have supplied previously into the Council, for several years.
We are an equal opportunities employment agency and business that positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
Connect2Luton, part of Luton Borough Council & Kent Commercial Services LLP, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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