Social Workers who specialise within the Children and Families sector can work with many different groups of people within the community including; young offenders, children in need, children and families, child protection, fostering and adoption. TPP have been recruiting Social Workers into charity and not for profit organisations since 1996.
Responsibilities & duties for Social Workers
Qualified Social Workers provide an effective and professional social work service within statutory guidelines to enable service users to help themselves in times of crisis or when facing difficulties. The main duties for Social Workers are: undertaking and writing assessments, offering information and counselling to service users, liaising with other agencies, organising support to enable people to lead the fullest live possible, maintaining accurate records including reports for legal cases and giving evidence if required in court.
Skills required for Social Worker Jobs
All Social Workers must hold a relevant social work qualification and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Social Workers should have previous experience in their area of expertise, eg fostering, adoption, children in need or young offenders. Qualified Social Workers must be able to work under pressure, maintain a caseload and maintain confidentiality.
Family services offer group session, one to one support and outreach support to families who require parental advise, welfare advice and respite.
Responsibilities & duties for professionals working within Family Services
Duties can include: identifying and developing practical targeted services to families, supporting parents, carers and children in achieving their outcome by implementing plans, CAF assessments, working with external agencies where necessary, provide respite care. Other duties include evaluating services to ensure outcomes are being met and to support senior staff when required.
Skills required for Family Services
Family Support Workers need experience in supporting families, an Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care or the equivalent, knowledge of safeguarding and health and safety, the ability to listen and communicate effectively to young children, parents, carers and professionals and the ability to develop working relationships with other agencies.