Social Worker-Child Protection & Wellbeing

Location Devon, England
Salary £38.00 - £40.50 per hour
Adoption Children’s Social Worker to progress plans for Adoption for Children in Care. This will include updates to CPR, working closing with Family Finder for matching, supporting the child with transitional and life story direct work to prepare them for Adoption and undertake court work in relation to the Adoption Order being made. All other statutory Child in Care related duties are required for this role e.g. reviews, personal education plan meetings, visits etc.

To safeguard children and young people and adults at risk. 2) To take a strengths-based approach, which seeks to be inclusive, antidiscriminatory and anti-oppressive, and support others to adopt that approach. 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), and support others to do so. 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 manage a workload of complex cases 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, 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) To convene and chair multi-disciplinary meetings including those where adegree of challenge or conflict is expected; or where the meeting may contribute to the evidence which will support legal proceedings. 10) To share information with other agencies 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 national/local policy frameworks and guidance that inform and mandate social work practice. Apply legal reasoning, using professional legal expertise and advice appropriately, recognising where scope for professional judgement exists 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