Social Worker -Children-LAC

Location Brent
Salary £29.00 - £32.20 per hour
Discipline
Purpose:
1. Provide an excellent social work service which will enable our children and young people to
fulfil their potential and achieve positive outcomes.
2. Ensure that the voice of the child is always heard and that the views of our young people
are at the heart of all of our case planning.
3. Creating genuine partnerships with parents or carers.
4. Working in partnership with other agencies to provide effective and coordinated child care
services.
Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
At PO1:
1. Provide a high quality social work service for children and families in line with statutory
requirements and departmental policies and procedures.
2. Provide high quality child and family assessments in relation to children in need, those who
require protection or those who are ‘looked after’ by the local authority.
3. To prepare reports under supervision of practice assessors and/or qualified social workers
to courts to attend court hearings when necessary.
4. To hold a maximum caseload of 20 cases. To provide effective case plans for all
children on your caseload and amend these when necessary. To regularly monitor
and review the progress of young people.
5. Keep up to date and accurate records using the appropriate information technology.
6. Produce high quality written and verbal reports to a range of professional and legal forums.
7. Make professional decisions which comply with departmental policies and procedures and
contribute to the priorities framework.
8. Participate in supervision, team meetings and the duty system within your team.
9. Respond in a clear and courteous manner to enquiries from the public and other agencies
by telephone, correspondence or in face to face meetings.
10. Liaise effectively with relevant external agencies e.g. police, health authority etc. and with
relevant colleagues in other divisions and council departments.
11. Understand and actively implement the council’s Equal Opportunities Policy in professional
practice and service delivery.