Social Worker - Children's

Location Halton
Salary £26 - £28 per hour
• Responsible for a caseload of more complex cases, providing advice to other social workers in relation to their cases.
• Provides casework supervision to other social workers in the team and may also supervise students, trainees, less experienced professional team members, support staff and volunteers.
• Participate in the planning / reviewing of cases.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with service users, their families and carers.
• Provide advice and support and promote independence and early intervention, as necessary.
• Liaise with colleagues in own or other departments or external agencies to gather relevant information for assessment and care planning activities.
• Maintain and update case notes and other records to required ethical and quality standards.
• Write high quality reports as required and also where required give evidence in court in relation to care proceedings.
• Work effectively on complex situations, use their initiative and evaluate their own and others practice.
• Be familiar with local resource networks and undertake capacity building with individuals, families, communities, user groups and voluntary organisations.
• Recognised by peers as a source of reliable knowledge and advise others.