Job Responsibilities : Social Worker – Children In Need Service
Salary : £35,298 – £43,356 a year
Company : Islington Council
Location : London N1 GB
Motivational interviewing skills are the cornerstone of social work practice in the Children in Need Service.
What Islington Will Offer You
- Protected caseloads and reduced bureaucracy will allow more intensive work with families more frequent visits and the opportunity to build transformative relationships and undertake more direct work
- A specially designed core training package to deliver goal-based interventions use evidenced-based tools to develop reflective and thoughtful risk assessment and measure progress
- Availability of intensive multi-disciplinary service to enhance social work intervention where the concerns for the child are high risk
- Social workers will receive regular reflective supervision and practice development opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of the intervention
a) Build a working relationship with the child’s family or carers to decide the best way to keep them safe and bring about change ensuring that child protection is always prioritized.
b) Identify and analyze risks and protective factors and potential impact on the child and parental capacity.
c) Work intensively with the child their families and carer using evidence-based skills-based approaches indirect work helping them to identify goals and bring about meaningful and sustainable change.
e) Report risk through the line management structure where relevant. Use supervision reflectively to discuss debate and test hypotheses about what is happening in examining your cases.
f) Use case recording as a way to extend your understanding of the case and inform analysis and decision-making.
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