Social Care - Qualified

Location Wirral
Salary £30.00 - £32.50 per hour
Discipline
1. Ensure through the provision of services that children are safe and achieving good outcomes. 2. Provide professional information, assessment and support to enable children, young people and their families to access, a range of services designed to minimise risks and improve their quality of life. 3. Liaise with internal and external partners in order to gather information relevant to assessment and reviewing of care planning activities. 4. Accurately record and critically analyse information, following organisational policies and meeting organisational responsibilities for safeguarding. 5. Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns. 6. Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, in order to deliver seamless service responses to children, young people and their families with multiple needs. 7. Maintain and update case notes and other records, prepare statements or reports, attend and give evidence in court in care proceedings, private law cases and adoption proceedings as appropriate. 8. Develop expertise in one or more areas of children’s social care practice, and be recognised by peers as a source of reliable knowledge and advice. 9. Investigate allegations of neglect or ill treatment of individuals. 10.Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. 11.Provide an oversight of cases and give clear directions and supportive actions within appropriate timescales to members of staff within the team. 
Ensure that children, young people and their families are actively involved in timely assessments and plans that are person centred and focussed on individual outcomes Work collaboratively with other professionals and partners to achieve positive, integrated and joint working through initiatives that require a multi-agency approach. Create and maintain appropriate relationships with individuals, families, carers, other professionals, groups and communities that promote equality and trust. Ensure a duty of care and the safeguarding of children, young people and their families in ways that balance promotion of wellbeing, independence, choice and control with the need to protect people from abuse and neglect. Contribute to meetings with team members, individuals, families, carers and other professionals. Share specialist social work advice to partner organisations and with colleagues within the organisation where appropriate. Provide case work, advice and guidance to unqualified staff, students, volunteers and Support Workers and mentor newly qualified Social Workers. Support the manager in the implementation and monitoring of casework allocation.