Social Worker (Children) MASH

Location Wakefield
Salary £30 per hour
To provide a high quality and comprehensive social work service to children and young people, their families and carers in line with the policies and procedures of the Children and Young People’s Directorate and within regulatory and statutory guidelines, the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Work and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Code of Practice.

To contribute to a wide range of statutory social work activities and carry out professional social work tasks in accordance with recognised social work procedures, Signs of Safety, evidence based practice and professional social work ethics.

This is an experienced social worker role with specific responsibilities for managing a caseload of higher levels of complexity. This will include assessment of needs and the management of risk regarding children, young people, their families and carers.

  •  In depth knowledge of relevant policies, appropriate legislation, government guidance and best practice in all aspects of social work in the Local Authority appropriate to the needs of children, young people, their families and carers from diverse backgrounds
  • A wide knowledge and understanding of the needs of service users 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Signs of Safety and evidence based practice and a track record of integrating this into own practice and service delivery
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of theories and models for Social Work Interventions with individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Extensive knowledge of the looked after children system and the child protection process 
  • Significant knowledge of the broad range of factors and influences that impact on service 
  • Working knowledge of appropriate legislation in relation to discipline, for example Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Policy, Care Act, etc. 3 users and families (e.g. drugs, domestic violence, mental health issues, etc.