Social Worker - Children with Disabilities & SEN

Location Berkshire
Salary £30 - £35 per hour
To provide an efficient and effective service to disabled children, young people and their
families, including siblings in some circumstances. Ensuring that the needs of the children
and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.
 To investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of
assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic, SMART action
plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice.
 To develop practice, which takes a holistic view of the individual locating them in both
their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall
development needs.
 To be familiar with Equal Opportunities, good practice and the Council Policy and Plan
and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team,
workplace and wider organisation.
 To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the
Council’s policies and procedures.
 To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the
Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
 To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and
care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
 To ensure the Assistant /Team Manager is kept fully appraised of challenges arising from
workload and seek advice as and when necessary.
 Where appropriate to act as the duty worker for the team, responding to queries and
 To use ICT to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key
performance management data.
 To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations,
parents and carers. To promote the involvement of young service users and families in
their plans and service development.
 Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and