Senior Social Worker- Children's

Location Shropshire
Salary £27 - £29 per hour
Experienced social workers who have experience in Child Protection, Child in Need, Looked after Children and Court Work to join our busy but settled teams.

Main Duties
1. 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 Single 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