Experienced Social Worker

Location Wirral, England
Salary £30.00 - £32.50 per hour
Discipline
Candidates MUST have minimum 2/3 years' experience. Wirral Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a co-located team which brings together agencies and their information, in order to identify risks to and needs of children at the earliest possible point and respond with the most effective and joined up actions The purpose of MASH is to make the right decisions for the right families at the right time. This in turn will ensure timely and necessary actions to improve the outcomes for vulnerable children. The department is currently remote working.

KEY TASKS
  • Provide information and support to enable people, groups and communities to access universal services, commission a range of services designed to minimise risks, and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, carers/carer groups and communities.  Demonstrate critical awareness of current issues and evidence based best practice.
  • Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, families and carers.
  • Liaise with colleagues in own and other departments and external agencies in order to gather information relevant to assessment and reviewing of care planning activities.
  • Accurately record and critically analyse information, following organisational policies and meet organisational responsibilities for safeguarding.
  • Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns.
  • Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, applying your skills, knowledge and professional judgement within the council and agency requirements helping to ensure seamless service responses to individuals with multiple needs.
  • Undertake social work with families in order to reduce the need for care or accommodation and a range of community care and safeguarding assessments in accordance with relevant statutory requirements, identifying risks and appropriate support plans.
  • Maintain and update case notes and other records, prepare statements or reports for, attend and give evidence in court in care proceedings, private law cases and adoption proceedings as appropriate.
  • When required give evidence in Court in relation to Care Proceedings or other Court related matters.
  • Developed expertise in one or more areas of practice, and familiar with local resources and be recognised by peers as a source of reliable knowledge and advice.
  • Work independently and demonstrate an ability to adapt their approach to more complex cases.
  • Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, families and carers.
  • Provide an oversight of cases and give clear directions and supportive actions within appropriate timescales to members of staff within the team.