To be a Social Worker in Referral and Assessment you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of gathering evidence through the use of direct tools to help determine risk to children and which will inform assessments.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, including Signs of Safety training, Systemic Family Therapy support and much, much more.
As a Social Worker for Referral and Assessment in Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for
- Complete short term work with families for up to 12 weeks in order to meet identified need and prevent long term involvement
- To ensure the planning and review of statutory work with children and young people is in accordance with statutory regulation and to produce written reports and other documentation for this purpose.
- To work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to formulate care plans in partnership, based on their assessment of need, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to their planning
Working for our client you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.
We have been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight 'Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
Our social work promises
We are able to offer the successful candidate a multi-professional, supportive and engaging environment in which to practice. Our social work support programmes are underpinned by a practice framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge of social work. In addition we have recently introduced an exciting, bespoke 'hub model’ funded through our Partner in Practice work. This model encourages social workers, family support workers and systemic family therapists to work in partnership, driving down caseloads and collaborating on cases.