Social Worker Child-Protection

Location Cornwall
Salary £30.00 - £32.50 per hour
The successful candidate should have experience of statutory social work with children and families and the ability to undertake Section 47 work and parenting assessments, PLO and court work.  The candidate should be able to drive and have access to their own transport, although Cornwall Council Pool cars are bookable.     The role is initially for three months with the possibility of being reviewed for extension.

Cornwall Council’s Children and Family Services deliver effective frontline services that safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our social workers are innovative, positive and dedicated to make a real difference. Team Managers ensure regular reflective supervision and our training package is second to none.
Cornwall is a beautiful part of the Country whereby you can enjoy a healthy work life balance.

• contribute to the adequate protection of children from harm by assisting in the assessment of risk, and the delivery of support services
• To be Primary Worker with case responsibility for Children in Need, Children
• Looked After by the Local authority, and when appropriate, Children in need of Protection
• For those working in Foster Care and Adoption Services to undertake comprehensive assessments of potential carers to ensure looked after children receive safe and enhancing family experiences
• To produce Assessments of Children in Need and their Families according to DoH
• Guidelines and timescales
• To provide reports for departmental meetings, LAC Reviews, CP Case Conferences, Legal Meetings, Permanence Planning Meetings and Court Hearings and attend these as required
• To work directly with children and their families, foster carers and permanent alternative carers to ensure the best interests of children are met.
• To manage any financial arrangements associated with allocated work
• To ensure that Statutory and Professional requirements are met in line with Legislation and DoH Guidance, this including adherence to National Standards in Adoption, Foster Care, and Residential Care