Social Worker- Children Assessment and Intervention

Location Wirral
Salary £26.00 - £28.50 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. Within our Assessment and Intervention Service, we offer a fair and manageable case load across all teams, an agile working kit, allowing you to work flexibly and remotely and we also offer agency staff the opportunity to access training just like permanent staff. We also have a family support worker working with each team, assisting with ongoing support. Social Workers within Assessment and Intervention are able to work with families from the initial assessment, through to determining long term plans, offering stability to the case and consistency throughout. 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.

Ensure through the provision of services that children are safe and achieving good
2. Provide professional information, assessment and support to enable children, young
people and their families to access, a range of services designed to minimise risks
and improve their quality of life.
3. Liaise with internal and external partners 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, in order to deliver seamless service responses to
children, young people and their families with multiple needs.
6. Maintain and update case notes and other records, prepare statements or reports,
attend and give evidence in court in care proceedings, private law cases and
adoption proceedings or other Court related matters.
7. Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns, alongside a more
experienced Social Worker where appropriate.
8. Develop expertise in one or more areas of children’s social care practice, and be
recognised by peers as a source of reliable knowledge and advice.
9. Investigate allegations of neglect or ill treatment of individuals.
H:Corporate ServicesHRManagementCYPD OFSTED HROD teamCareer Progression
FrameworkRevised draft JD CPFFinal Versions 28th Nov 17PC0001P JD Social Worker (PO2) Final
171128.doc Page 2 of 5
10.Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power
differences and promoting positive outcomes for children, young people and their