Social Worker - Children's Services

Location Huddersfield
Salary £23 - £25 per hour
  • You will have an important role in the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable children and young people working with appropriate agencies and professionals to establish and implement appropriate protection plans.
  • Working within relevant legislation, government guidance and the council’s practice standards you will carry out assessments and provide social work interventions using a child centred approach.
  • As part of your role you may be required to prepare for and participate in, planned work relating to court work within specified timescales.
  • You will ensure the needs and wishes of children are fully addressed in the assessment and planning process and that there is evidence of children and young people’s participation.
  • You will share responsibility for planned interventions and service provision with partner agencies and work in partnership with families.
  • You will be expected, at all levels, to work as part of a team, in some cases teams may be multidisciplinary.
  • As part of the team you will work on the duty rota when needed.
  • As a Social Worker you will have responsibility for managing your individual caseload, taking into account the needs of children and young people and ensuring effective use of time and resources.
  • You will make full use of the council’s IT systems and work within administrative and financial procedures including the maintenance of up to date records.
  • As your skills and experience develop you will be expected to work with greater autonomy and with more complex cases although support will be readily available where needed.
  • You will also be expected to pass on your expertise via mentoring and support to colleagues and students