Qualified Social Worker- Family Safeguarding Plus

Location Oxfordshire
Salary £27 - £36 per hour

• To provide an efficient and effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed, and that relevant interventions are provided where needed, in a timely way.
• To work with families using the FSP Workbook modules, and a strengths-based approach.
• To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including child protection conference reports and legal reports for care proceedings.
• To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting plans clearly, with professionalism and integrity.
• To ensure the Assistant /Team Manager is kept fully appraised of significant information about allocated families, seeking advice as and when necessary.
• To attend group supervision when required and to ensure that relevant updates are provided before each group supervision session.
• To attend individual supervision when required and engage in continual professional development as recommended by the Assistant/Team Manager
• To use ICT to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to record activity in line with key performance management data.
• To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures
• To act as the duty worker for the team on a rotational basis, responding to new referrals
To undertake child and family assessments for allocated families
• To investigate allegations of harm or neglect under s47 Children Act 1989 when required.
• To practice in line with the Council’s procedures and statutory regulation in supporting children who come into the care of the local authority
• To be familiar with and committed to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory and antioppressive practice and the Council Policy and Plan and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team, workplace and wider organisation.
• To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.
• To ensure that the child’s voice is considered in all casework and included in all assessments and plans.
• To promote the involvement of young service users and families in meetings about them, and where possible, in service development
• Comply with OCC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.