Looked After Children/Children in Care - Social Worker

Location Badminton
Salary £33 - £35.20 per hour
Working in a team in either Access and Response Team, Social Care Long Term, or Corporate Parenting, under the supervision of the Team Manager, the post holder will be a key member of an integrated child care team delivering a high quality service to vulnerable children in need, children who are looked after and placed in public care and children who need safeguarding.
The post holder will hold a child care case-load particularly focussed upon those cases where complex and sensitive issues are at stake which require a service response from an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled social work practitioner.
Working in a multi-agency context, the post holder will ensure vulnerable children and young people are identified, protected and supported to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of well planned, integrated and coordinated services. This will include organising, chairing and participating in meetings with a wide range of other agencies and disciplines to ensure that an effective and holistic service response is provided.
The post holder will hold responsibility for a specific area of work or expertise within the team where prescribed by the Team Manager.
S/he will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant child and associated legislation, policy practice and research developments both to inform practice and to contribute to the development of quality services within the team.
Under the guidance of the Team Leader and the Senior Social Worker, the post holder will provide mentoring/consultation to an integrated team of professional child care staff, ensuring that a good standard is maintained within the context of legislative requirements, Council and Departmental policies and procedures.
Ensure that case records and general administration duties are maintained to a high standard that fully aligns with departmental requirements so that work can regularly be reviewed.
The post holder will participate in staff development programmes and will provide support for students and newly qualified social workers as directed by the Team Leader.