Social Worker -Children-

Location Wirral
Salary £25.00 - £27.50 per hour
Wirral is a great place to work. We are a supportive and nurturing Council, committed to developing and progressing our social care workforce so that they can achieve their ambition and thrive. We want our social workers to have the support, freedom, equipment and resources to do their best possible work. We give you the tools you need to succeed and trust you to use them as you see fit. You’ll join a close-knit team of like-minded, enthusiastic professionals, striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children. At Wirral we support you in honing and developing your skills, including working in partnership with other professionals, court work and completing direct work using our supporting families, enhancing futures model. Wirral Council and its partners have pledged to #bethedifference for children young people and families of Wirral. To do this, Wirral is embarking on a significant programme of regeneration and urban development which will bring new infrastructure and opportunity across the Borough.

Provide information and support to enable people, groups and communities to access universal services, commission a range of services designed to minimise risks, and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, carers/carer groups and communities. 2. Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, families and carers. 3. Liaise with colleagues in own and other departments and external agencies 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. Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, applying your skills knowledge and professional judgement within the council and agency requirements helping to ensure seamless service responses to individuals with multiple needs. 6. Undertake social work with families in order to reduce the need for care or accommodation and a range of community care and safeguarding assessments in accordance with relevant statutory requirements, identifying risks, and appropriate support plans. 7. Maintain and update case notes and other records, write reports as required. H:Corporate ServicesHRManagementCYPD OFSTED HROD teamCareer Progression FrameworkRevised draft JD CPFFinal Versions 28th Nov 17PC0001G JD Social Worker (NQSW - Band H) Final 171128.docPage 2 of 5 8. Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns, alongside a more experienced Social Worker where appropriate. 9. When required give evidence in Court in relation to Care Proceedings or other Court related matters.