Qualified Social Worker- Adult's

Location Shropshire
Salary £26.00 - £28.50 per hour
  • To visit and work with families as required, assessing and re-assessing children’s needs and to carry out duties under the Children Act with particular references to Sections 17 and 47.
  • 2. To act as a Case Manager where children are identified as being in need and co-ordinate Core Groups, as appropriate.
  • 3. To act as Key Worker in cases where a Child Protection Plan is in operation.
  • 4. To provide and contribute to Initial and Core Assessments as required.
  • 5. To contribute to and to develop ways of identifying and assessing children determined to be in need within the criteria set out in the Children’s Services Plan.
  • 6. To provide children and families with particular information and advice to assist in resolving problems.
  • 7. To liaise with other agencies on behalf of service users, to co-ordinate the various resources and arrange specific types of assistance.
  • 8. To carry out statutory duties as authorised by the Group Manager, Safeguarding Service and The People’s Director.
  • 9. To present evidence and reports to Courts as required.
  • 10. To attend and prepare for Case Conferences as determined by Directorate policies.
  • 11. To take part in the office duty system as required.
  • 12. To maintain computerised records and documentation in accordance with approved Policies and Procedures.
  • 13. To work in collaboration with parents, guardians, carers and other professionals in relation to Children Looked After and to maintain records in accordance with LAC requirements.
  • 14. The post holder may be required from time to time, to undertake other duties appropriate to this grade which may not be specifically mentioned in this job description.
  • 15. In addition to the above duties, the post holder will be expected to demonstrate the following skills:
  • a) to be fully competent over a range of appropriate duties and responsibility; b) to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, procedures and resources; c) to show that he/she is fully competent in case recording, administration and associated tasks; d) to establish that he/she is able to recognise situations where it is appropriate to seek further advice; e) to show that he/she has attended the necessary supervisory sessions and has used these constructively; f) to be able to recognise potential repercussion of a decision beyond the local level e.g. other agencies, political considerations, the media etc; g) to comply with safe systems of work in accordance with the Directorate’s Health, Safety and Welfare policies and procedures; h) to develop an understanding and awareness of issues related to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice and to demonstrate this in carrying out your duties; i) responsible for promoting continuing personal and professional/vocational development of self through staff development processes