Social Worker - Child Protection

Location North Somerset
Salary £26.18 - £29.00 per hour

We require a specially trained social worker - able to undertake and write up Merton compliant age assessments on UASC
Social workers will undertake assessment, planning, intervention and review (APIR) in a range of children in need cases, including child protection, care proceedings and looked after children cases. They will work collaboratively with other professionals, co-ordinating or contributing to the team around the family, in order to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families, particularly safeguarding children and young people.
Social workers will hold approximately 15 total family cases. They act as a link professional, providing advice and consultancy to Children’s Centre, schools and other settings, in line with the Children Act 1989 and 2004.
Social workers will maintain accurate, up-to-date child records in compliance with the re-launched Integrated Children’s System.
Social workers will continuously improve their practice by developing their knowledge and skills through post qualifying training. The post will participate in high quality supervision that achieves an appropriate balance between reflective practice and accountability for performance/standards. They take part in rigorous self evaluation through annual appraisal and half year reviews.
This job description provides the core job description for all children’s social workers. Specialism’s will be reflected in appropriate addendums.
This post is required to work closely with multi agency partners to ensure that services fit together; avoid duplication and meet the requirements of the Children Act 1989 and 2004, and other relevant statutory legislation. They must be registered to practice with the HCPC under the terms of the code of conduct for social workers.