Qualified Social Worker - Assessment - Buckinghamshire

Social Care
£38 to £42 Per Hour
Dedicated Recruitment Consultant, Payroll options, Highest rates of pay
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Qualified Social Worker - Assessment - Buckinghamshire

Section 1: Job Purpose

Social Workers act as allocated key workers delivering statutory social work services, including assessment, planning, support/intervention and review, throughout the child and young person’s journey in all key service areas, including the:

First Response ServiceSafeguarding ServiceCare Management ServiceCare Services 

Section 2: Main Responsibilities and Duties

To deliver targeted and specialist social work services for children and young people in need of support, protection and careTo clarify eligibility and undertake statutory social work assessments, in line with agreed local thresholds, to analyse children and young people’s needs, risks and circumstances and confirm existing parenting skills and any capacity to change, as necessary and appropriateTo always promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and champion their rights and entitlements to improve their life chances and overall outcomesTo establish a rapport and build a relationship with children and young people to ascertain their views, wishes and feelings and understand their lived experience through direct work with themTo work collaboratively in partnership with parents/carers and promote a strengths based, relationship-focused model of approachTo work together with relevant multi-disciplinary professionals from across the multi-agency partnershipTo develop, as appropriate, relevant support, protection and care/pathway plans to meet the assessed needs and circumstances of children and young peopleTo work in consultation with relevant Managers to ensure that agreed plans are provided using available resources and ensure that all such requests represent value for moneyTo undertake all social work duties in accordance with appropriate legislation, policies, procedures and statutory guidanceTo liaise with Legal Services as necessary and appropriate and represent the local authority in court as requiredTo monitor and review the impact of support, protection and care plans to ensure that these continues to meet children and young people’s assessed needs and circumstances and delivers improved  outcomesTo maintain all necessary records and documentation in line with agreed procedures and best practice standards, including children’s electronic records and other computerised systemsTo identify any areas of assessed need that cannot be met and to systematically record the details to report the Team ManagerTo practice in accordance with agreed performance and quality best practice standards and take appropriate remedial action to address audit feedback and management recommendations as requiredTo prepare for regular, reflective supervision and annual performance appraisal and progress agreed priorities and actions in a timely mannerTo prepare an annual personal learning plan as part of the annual appraisal process and undertake continual professional development, including self-directed learningTo escalate on a ‘need to know’ basis any unresolved/escalating  matters of concern that require senior management oversight, intervention and resolutionTo bring to the notice of the Team Manager any perceived failure of a commissioned service / provider to deliver the agreed level of service.To work as part of a team contributing to duty and covering for other colleagues when required to do so