Social Worker - Child Protection & Wellbeing

Location Devon
Salary £38.00 - £40.50 per hour

Accommodation of £150 per week offered. Working with children during care proceedings, from either Formal Pre proceedings or ICO. To secure permanence for children in a timely way. Based in Exeter. Remote working is not possible because you would be expected to work which children and families directly and undertake statutory expectations but it would not be a generic allocation, it would be specific type of allocation e.g all 0-5’s or e.g all 13 – 18 etc. Office working is still the same. All our offices remain open for access and use but we have limited numbers on who can be there. The message is still work from home where possible, however some feel it is better for emotional wellbeing and personal development to be in. Some will just use as a touch down between visits etc.

To safeguard children, young people and adults at risk. 2) To take a strengths-based approach, which seeks to be inclusive, anti- discriminatory, and anti-oppressive. 3) To gather information from service users, informal networks and other agencies to analyse, summarise and evaluate the information to provide a holistic assessment of needs, balancing risk and protective factors. 4) To formulate and produce outcome-focused plans with clear aims and objectives within the context of managing risk under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor or Team Manager. 5) To maintain case records, keeping them up to date and to provide concise and accurate information about a service user’s circumstances and plans. Make use of IT systems provided by the service, complying with policy and procedures. 6) To maintain a caseload as directed and organise work activities taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities, working to timescales and meeting national and local performance expectations. 7) To develop and maintain good working relationships with other professionals within the team and wider service area, and partner agencies to ensure an integrated, holistic and multidisciplinary approach. 8) To ensure that all necessary communications and referrals are made to relevant agencies, working together with them to promote the wellbeing of children, young people and/or adults at risk and best outcomes for them. 9) With appropriate training and supervision, convene and chair multi-disciplinary meetings. 10) To share information with other agencies in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and/or adults at risk. 11) To demonstrate knowledge and application of appropriate legal and policy frameworks and guidance that inform and mandate social work practice. This may include knowledge and skills statements in adults or children’s social work 12) To keep up to date with relevant research, statutory changes and practice guidance. 13) To take responsibility for own professional development by attending supervision and appraisal and engaging in continuous, self-directed and purposeful learning and developmental opportunities to ensure best practice and maintain ongoing continuing professional development to ensure the requirements of the regulatory body registration are met. 14) To operate in a manner consistent with regulatory body standards.