To deliver experienced professional social work services to children, young people and families to meet legislative requirements and adhere to the Health & Care Professions Council code of practice for social workers.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To be responsible for complex caseloads allocated by a team manager which may include complex case assessment and supervision, including planned intensive interventions of looked after children, parents, carers, child protection and children in need.
2. Implement, monitor and review plans within multi-agency meetings relating to the assessed complex needs of children, young people and their families/courts in all cases.
3. Develop effective working partnerships with those within their families, carers and significant others in the light of the child/young person.
4. Liaise and work with other professionals and agencies to achieve optimal outcomes for children and young people, and that services are ‘joined up’ in approach.
5. Maintain performance and develop practice and experience in line with personal targets as agreed with line manager through supervision.
6. Work to the agreed quality standard for the service.
7. To maintain personal and professional training and development to meet the challenging demands of the job.
8. Compile reports to case conferences and court/statutory panels in accordance with statutory
procedures and practice.
9. Maintain up to date records of cases using management information systems in accordance
with departmental policies and procedures.
10. Participate in the regular collection, collation and supporting of appropriate performance
management information which meets the needs of the service.
11. To comply with the Health & Care Professions Council’s Code of Practice for social care
12. The post holder should work flexibly outside office hours including working evenings and
weekends to meet the needs of families.
• Dip SW, CSS or CQSW, or a CCETSW validated equivalent from another
• Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council
• To have successfully completed the Early Professional Development
• Knowledge of relevant children's legislation and knowledge of Social Care provision.
• Understanding of the range of service users' and carers' needs.
• Knowledge of statutory guidelines and current thinking on good practice.
• Knowledge of good equal opportunity policy and practice in relation to children’s