Social Worker Children With Social Work Team

  • Salary:
    £31,500 - £36,471
  • Job type:
    Permanent
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Deadline:
    31st October 2021
  • Job Level:

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

To work proactively and build relationships with children and families who have been assessed as requiring a statutory intervention using the Signs of Safety practice model. You will be responsible for implementing a child in need or child protection plan with the aim of safely stepping the family down or where required, escalating to legal proceedings.

To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for approved child and family practitioners.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Manage a caseload within a framework of appropriate reflective supervision, undertaking focused, analytical assessments, prepare SMART plans and reviews that have clear objectives and outcome measures in order to ensure that all vulnerable children receive a service that reflects the Council’s commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first.
Demonstrate and model good practice that reflects a commitment to relationship- and strengths-based practice, working collaboratively with children, young people and their families

Work directly with children and young people to establish their lived experiences and wishes and feelings, using a variety of techniques, as required.

Use the Signs of Safety practice model in assessments and interventions with children and their families.

Maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and use Medway Council specific recording systems to promote effective case management.

Prepare clear, structured and concise reports for meetings, i.e. Child Protection Conferences, strategy meetings, Looked After Children Reviews, Children in Need meetings, and court proceedings as necessary, to the required standard and within the prescribed timescales.

Keep up to date with research findings, theoretical models and innovative practice within the social work field in order to maintain the highest professional standards.

Participate in regular reflective supervision with your manager to review casework and critically reflect on, and identify any areas of learning.

Maintain a record of continuous professional development in accordance with Social Work England’s guidance.

Keep up to date with the Council’s organisational policies, government guidance, legislation, research and national trends in order to maintain the highest professional standards.

CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITIES

To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives/targets
To participate in one to one Performance Development Reviews and contribute to the identification of own and team development needs
To actively promote the Council’s Fair Access, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place
To ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work
To fully understand and be aware of the commitment to the duty under Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to prevent crime and disorder
At the discretion of the Head of Service, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above

ACCOUNTABILITIES TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

The children and young people of Medway have said the following qualities are really important to them:

 Be a good listener
 Be non-judgemental
 Be consistent and Stable
 Be contactable
 Understand me
 Be honest
 Be Focused
 Be realistic
 Be a good timekeeper
 Be resourceful in your approach

Be ambitious for young people and promote others to share the same drive.

Champion Children and Young People’s views and rights in everything you do.

Ensure Children and Young People’s voices are listened to and acted upon.

‘Do what you say and say what you do’.

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