Social Worker - Independent (Grade 8)

Location Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
Salary £35.37 - £37.87 per hour
Discipline
  • Job Purpose:   
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  • To undertake and promote the effective assessment of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children including those in Age Assessment/Dispute. This should also encompass care planning, intervention and review for UASC cases including children in need of being children looked after and/or protection, including circumstances where it is necessary for the local authority to initiate legal proceedings to safeguard children and to further consider their immigration status.
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  • To take the role of Practice Lead in this work, supporting and encouraging and disseminating good practice in this area.
  • Keep children, young people and families at the heart of the work through promoting the use of Signs of Safety engagement tools.
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  • To monitor and manage the performance and development of Social Workers.
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Job Specific Requirements
  • Grade 8
  • To work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in Cardiff and to enhance this approach to social work in teams.
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  • To liaise regularly with services who support UASC and  coordinate and review a multi-agency approach to ensure best practice in working with UASC and young people to ensure best outcomes
  • Coordinating responses in working with victims of human trafficking, modern slavery  and the processes involved in safeguarding such cases
  • To assist in recouping funding from the Home Office for UASC cases and ensure that P.I.’s are relevant and updated to facilitate recouping funding
  • To work with individuals, families, carer groups and communities to help them make informed decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning.
  • To assist users to enhance their independence and coping skills.
  • To assess needs, risks and options, taking into account legal and other requirements, including child protection and protection of vulnerable adults.
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  • To assess, identify, plan, implement and review the circumstances of individuals and their families and the need for procedural and legal intervention to meet their immediate needs.
  • To work actively with carers to identify and meet their support needs.
  • 10. To prepare for and participate in decision-making forums.
  • 11. To manage and prioritise the workload, carry out duties using accountable professional judgement.
  • . To assist in practice developments in the team and wider service and to provide guidance to others.
  • . To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of work, using professional and managerial supervision and support to improve practice.
  •  To contribute to the identification and agreement of outcomes required of the service, including use of Signs of Safety.
  •  To work in multidisciplinary and multi organisational teams and contribute to policy review and development of best practice.
  • . To work with colleagues to agree a team approach to individual cases.
  •  To participate in duty rotas as appropriate.
  • 18. To deputise in relation to specific duties.
  • . To record unmet or inappropriately met needs in line with Council policy and procedure.
  •  To participate in supervision, appraisal and team meetings, identifying issues and possible solutions where discussion and decision required.
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  •  To work within the budget framework of the service to identify specific packages of care to respond to individual assessments.
  •  To record and share client data in line with Council policy and procedure.
  •  To use corporate systems to support core business and care management process.
  • . To offer specific advice to social workers and other care professionals in areas of specialist knowledge.