Social Worker - Youth Offending

Location Dorset
Salary £25 - £28 per hour
Depending on the location of the role and the service group, the duties may include any of
the following:-
1. Carry a caseload with a high level of direction and supervision by and access to the
manager who will agree the means by which care management is to be undertaken is
to be undertaken and approve decisions, plans and written reports.
2. Participate in team duty and referral taking systems as directed.
3. Undertake assessment of service users needs in accordance with directorate policies
and procedures. Assessments will be carried out in conjunction with service users,
families, carers and other professionals. Assessments will involve the evaluation of all
aspects of an individual’s situation, including an assessment of jeopardy and risk.
4. Devise, implement and review care plans to meet service user need/statutory
responsibilities as agreed by the Team Manager or Assistant Team Manager.
5. Apply specific methods of intervention as appropriate to the service group.
6. Provide reports as required.
7. Contribute to the effective functioning of the team.
8. Maintain essential records, input and maintain records on the core computer system as
required and to undertake IT training as necessary.
9. Make available any records for statistical purposes or inspection.
10. Liaise effectively with colleagues in other statutory, voluntary and independent sector
agencies, as required.
11. Work collaboratively with colleagues in other settings of the Directorate, as required to meet
the needs of service users and carers.
12. Attend team meetings and other meetings relevant to the work of the service group, as
required by the Team Manager.
13. Undertake training as required including ongoing post qualification professional development.
14. Contribute to the provision of a response to civil emergencies as required.
15. Function within financial and budgetary guidelines in order to purchase packages of care to
meet the needs specified in care plans.
16. Prepare reports for court and attend to give evidence in legal proceedings as required.
17. Undertake specific projects in relation to service development as agreed with the Team
18. Where the post is based within the Children’s Services Directorate, responsibility for
promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
19. Any other lesser or comparab