Children in need Social Worker

Location North Yorkshire
Salary £30.00 - £32.50 per hour
Children’s Social Care provide services which follow from specific legislation, including the Children Act 1989 and
the Children Act 2004 as well as other Government guidance and policy. We are committed to providing good
quality services to support children young people and their families. To work at all times in line with the Health and
Care Professions Council’s Code of Practice. Enhanced DBS check and Health and Care Professions Council
registration required. This role involves spoken communications so a confident use of English language is required
Hold and manage a caseload including Children in Need, Child Protection and
Looked After Children as allocated by the Team Manager or Assistant Team
Manager. The post holder will do this by undertaking assessments, formulating,
monitoring and managing plans for children with multi agency partners to
ensure good, timely outcomes for children.
 Manage and prioritise cases as allocated by the line manager
 Assess children and their family’s needs and make appropriate
recommendations for services to achieve agreed outcomes
 Participate in the allocation of cases and accept cases allocated by the Team
Manager commensurate with your level of experience.
 Liaise with other agency professionals as necessary to fulfil the Directorates
statutory duties and achieve best outcomes for children.
 Fully engage in supervision and performance appraisal
 Maintain good case records, write reports as required in line with departmental
standards. Give evidence in court in relation to care or other proceedings.
Communications  Advise clients on the Directorates charging policies
 Comply with Data Protection Legislation and the Access Request to Files Policy
 Demonstrate good recording skills with the available technology
 Liaise with staff of the Directorate and other agencies to effect decisions
reached, and to participate in all necessary placement or review panels to ensure
that service provision continues to be appropriate to service user needs and
 Promote children, young people and their family’s participation in decision
 Ensure all work with children and families remains focused and meets the need
of children
 Use high level communication skills, including listening, building empathy,
consultation and negotiation to ensure positive outcomes for children
 Undertake preventative work with families in order to reduce the need for care or
accommodation: support and assist families and extended families, to care for
their children
 Work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help
them make informed choices and decisions, enabling them to clarify and express
their needs and contribute to service planning.
 Develop and maintain effective relationships with children and young people,
their families and carers: provide advice and support: help resolve conflict.