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Social Worker Level 3 -Safeguarding and Assessment

Swindon, Wiltshire, England
SN2 1EN
Pay
£ 41 - 41 Per hour
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
13 May 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019

Job Description

Undertake assessments, determine care packages/support plans and manage a large and complex caseload to maintain or improve the wellbeing of clients. Professionally supervise and support other colleagues

Support and assist the well-being of individuals and groups to assure their protection, security and development

  • Safeguarding, protection and care
  • Community, residential, day or field settings
  • Ongoing risk/needs assessment of and advice for individuals/groups
  • Specification of any non-council provision
  • Individual or small group emphasis
  • May involve personal care activities

Likely to involve immediate response to client

The Safeguarding and Assessment Service works with some of our most vulnerable children in Wiltshire. This includes children in need, children in need of protection, children who are subject to family proceedings and a proportion of our looked after children.The Service will adhere to agreed key operating principles which place the child/young person and their family at the heart of service provision; completing assessments, planning, delivering and reviewing focused interventions in a timely manner in order to safeguard and protect vulnerable children and promote positive outcomes.

  • To be the primary worker with case responsibility for children in need, children in need of protection and children looked after - depending upon the function of the dedicated team.
  • To be responsible for the day to day interpretation of and implementation of statutory duties and departmental policy and procedures in the provision of services to children and young people.
  • To be allocated work from the team manager or any person delegated to act on their behalf based on eligibility criteria and to hold case management responsibility for this work.
  • To complete enquiries and assess, the needs of and risks to vulnerable children and young people in a timely manner giving due consideration to the wishes and views of the child and the child’s family. This will include the completion of S47 enquiries, single assessments and engaging service users and other relevant persons in the work base, homes or any other appropriate venue e.g. hospital, school etc.
  • To take appropriate action to assess and minimise any identified concern or risk to children/young people in accordance with the requirements and timescales of assessment frameworks, child protection procedures and looked after children legislation and procedures.
  • To draw up and implement, with the child/young person and their family/carers, an appropriate plan to address identified issues and to maximise the participation of service users and carers in this process ensuring that social work intervention is ongoing only when necessary in people’s lives.
  • To carry out regular reviews of individual plans, record outcomes and formulate revised plans which are outcome focused.
  • To convene meetings e.g. core groups to assist in the implementation and review of plans for vulnerable children.
  • To write reports for child protection conferences, planning meetings, looked after children reviews, legal meetings and court hearings and attend these as appropriate.
  • To have a creative approach to meeting need and to ensure local provision, wherever possible, in order to meet identified need within available resources.
  • To have a clear understanding of and ability to manage within financial constraints in service delivery.
  • To work proactively and in partnership with other agencies to plan and deliver coordinated services to children, young people and their families/carers which promotes and focuses on positive outcomes.
  • To maintain accurate and effective electronic recording of information and action taken in the course of casework.
  • To understand the need for and contribute to the achievement of team and departmental performance targets in order to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people
  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department whilst operating in the fullest cooperation with other agencies to ensure that children are appropriately safeguarded.
  • To contribute to team processes in a positive and appropriate manner, by attending team meetings and undertaking any necessary and appropriate team duties.
  • To make an active contribution to the development of service delivery through the sharing of knowledge, information and skills.
  • To take responsibility for personal professional development through the utilisation of relevant practice research/developments, legislation, participative supervision and appraisal processes.
  • To undertake further training which is consistent with the needs of the individual
  • and the organisation, as agreed with the manager.

Ref: Wilsh001

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