Newly Qualified Social Worker - Children's

Location Liverpool
Salary £20 - £23 per hour
• Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate supervision, guidance and support, reflecting the function of the team and Children’s Social Care in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation.

• Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings.

• Be accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, evidence based tools, critical reflection and analysis to inform this.

• Model critical reflection and evidence based decision making and support others in developing these.

• Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the range of theories and models for social work intervention with individuals, families, groups and communities and the methods derived from them.

• Identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations. Deliver protective and/or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after. To maintain up to date assessments, care plans and reviews.

• Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations. Model and help others develop communication skills

• Attend and represent the department at a range of multi-disciplinary forums and undertaking the role of Chair as required.

• Undertake Achieving Best Evidence interviews as required.

• Undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in line with Children in Need, Child Protection and Care plans.