Social Worker – Family Solution Plus – Oxfordshire

Social Personnel are seeking Permanent Social Worker for the Family solutions Team in Oxfordshire,

  • To provide an efficient and effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed, and that relevant interventions are provided where needed, in a timely way.
  • To work with families using the FSP Workbook modules, and a strengths-based approach. To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including child protection conference reports and legal reports for care proceedings.
  • To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting plans clearly, with professionalism and integrity.
  • To ensure the Assistant /Team Manager is kept fully appraised of significant information about allocated families, seeking advice as and when necessary.
  • To attend group supervision when required and to ensure that relevant updates are provided before each group supervision session.
  • To attend individual supervision when required and engage in continual professional development as recommended by the Assistant/Team Manager
  • To use ICT to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to record activity in line with key performance management data.
  • To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures
  • To act as the duty worker for the team on a rotational basis, responding to new referrals
  • To undertake child and family assessments for allocated families
  • To investigate allegations of harm or neglect under s47 Children Act 1989 when required.
  • To practice in line with the Council’s procedures and statutory regulation in supporting children who come into the care of the local authority
  • To be familiar with and committed to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory and antioppressive practice and the Council Policy and Plan and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team, workplace and wider organisation.
  • To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.
  • To ensure that the child’s voice is considered in all casework and included in all assessments and plans.
  • To promote the involvement of young service users and families in meetings about them, and where possible, in service development
  • Comply with OCC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.

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