Social Worker - Through Care 0-14

Location Powys
Salary £35 - £42.01 per hour
Main Purpose of Post:
Senior Social Workers are one group of staff within the social care sector. It is principally through Social Workers that Local Authorities meet their statutory obligations under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and others.
The overall purpose of the Senior Social Work role within Children’s Services is to assess, risk assess and provide a service to children and their families, where possible maintaining children in their families. In situations where risk cannot be managed, to develop plans which keep children safe and able to achieve their full potential. In doing this, the Social Worker must adhere to the relevant legislation and regulation, as well as Powys County Council Policies and Procedures.

Principal Responsibilities:
1. To provide a social work service to individual children and young people with a view to keeping them safe and enabling them to achieve to their fullest potential within a setting that provides legal permanence.
2. To work as part of a team, undertaking tasks on a duty rotational basis, and providing cover for absent colleagues.
3. Promote signs of safety as the model of social work
4. To have case responsibility for children and young people in complex circumstances.
5. To provide guidance, mentoring and support to less experienced staff in their work
6. To take the lead in the team for specific cross cutting issues such as CSE, missing from home or care, at the determination of the Team Manager or Senior Manager.
7. To foster and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and partners that enable the team to work effectively.
8. To identify risk issues in relation to the circumstances of individual children, and to ensure that there is safeguarding in place in order to minimise risk.
9. Ensure that the needs of individuals and their carers are assessed holistically, packages of care negotiated, monitored and reviewed.
10. Risks to individuals and others are assessed and balanced in a way that promotes independence of service users and their carers.
- Decisions about allocating scarce resources are made.
- Equal opportunity and respect for diversity and difference is promoted.
- Social inclusion of isolated and vulnerable people is promoted.
- Abuse of adults at risk and children is investigated.
- Collaboration and multi-disciplinary working with other agencies is strengthened.
- Accountability for their actions through effective, accurate recording of decisions.