Qualified- Social Worker

Location Knowsley
Salary £29.15 - £31.35 per hour



We require an experienced child protection social worker for our Child Protection Service that completes , C&F assessments, Section 7&37, CIN and CP plans along with PLO. Also experienced CLA SWs with court experience 3 years minimum experience required
  • Promote the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and their families in Knowsley
  •  To carry out timely assessments on children, young people and families in accordance with the Framework for Assessment and working together guidance.
  •  Ensure assessments and planning for children and young people actively promote the participation and engagement of all relevant agencies, the child/young person and their family.
  •  Prepare/formulate care plans for children and young people which take account of their views wishes in the implementation of those care plans.
  •  To maintain case records to a high standard and produce reports in accordance with the Service guidance/policy and procedure which reflect national guidelines using the relevant information technology.
  •  To ensure that the diverse needs of children, young people and their families are identified, met and regularly reviewed and plans updated to reflect any subsequent changes
  •  To participate in developmental activities as may be required, and to promote improvement of service or the use of resources.
  •  Ensure the statutory duties of the Council are fulfilled and met in accordance with legal requirements and Service responsibilities in relation to statutory reviews or instruments in accordance with the particular responsibilities of the post taking into consideration the council’s duty to promote and safeguard a child’s welfare.
  •  To pursue appropriate personal and professional training and development opportunities as and when they occur to ensure compliance with GSCC and Directorate standards/expectations.
  •  To comply with all the Council’s Standing orders and Financial regulations..
  •  Any other duties (commensurate with the grade) which will assist the Service in meeting its objectives Health and safety • To use equipment as instructed and trained • To inform management of any health and safety issues which could place individuals in danger Data Protection and Information Security • Implement and act in accordance with the Information Security Acceptable Use policy and Data Protection Policy, • Protect the council’s information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference, • Report actual or potential security incidents.
    • To support the delivery of agreed plans of care ensuring that service users are supported safely and individual needs and service targets are met. The quality and standard of care must meet CQC fundamental standards.

    • To support clients with their personal care as determined within their individual care plan.  Personal care can include supporting service users undertake activities such as dressing, washing, bathing or shaving, toileting, getting in or out of bed, eating, drinking, taking medication and communicating.

    • Postholders are required to be involved in monitoring the progress of service users, being mindful of triggers for challenging behaviour, seizures and acting appropriately in line with agreed guidelines and to highlight any changes in an individual’s behaviour to the manager so that the support plans can be updated. 

    • To provide support for individuals who may regularly place emotional demands on the jobholder; and raising significant issues to the manager.

    • The activities and support undertaken by care workers should have a direct impact on the positive well-being of individuals.  Therefore, postholders will work with senior officers to ensure that activities motivate and interest service users and provide a positive experience.  As such they will contribute to the planning of daily activities and risk assessments.

    • Postholders will attend and contribute positively to meetings as requested by the manager providing input by sharing the outcome of interactions with service users and highlighting issues that may have an impact on the review of the service user’s case.

    • To ensure the accurate administration and recording of medication, including rescue medication, in line with the Councils Medication policy.   Postholders will need to ensure that agreed protocols are followed when supporting an individual’s personal care such as peg feeding, postural care, changing stoma bags, buccal suction, medication via a peg etc.

    • Postholders are expected to ensure all records are updated and accurate.  This includes ensuring appropriate information security protocols are applied when sharing and preparing information relevant to the service user’s care.  Records include care plans, risk assessments, work related logs and other template based documents.

    • As postholders will be have direct contact with a range of people involved in care delivery; service users, families, care/medical professionals, other colleagues etc,  they must ensure they act and communicate professionally and appropriately at all times.

    • Where appropriate to attend and contribute positively to meetings as requested by their line manager.
    • When delivering direct care postholders will need to exercise appropriate interpersonal caring skills in order to meet the needs of clients as covered under point 2 of this Job Description. This includes using guiding and persuasive skills as appropriate to encourage the service user to undertake tasks such as eating, dressing etc.  Referral will be made to a senior officer where the service user’s response could have a negative effect on their or others health, safety, and/or care.