Experienced Level 2 Social Worker required for Family Intervention Team, completing Court work, Child Protection, Child in Need planning. Car driver essential. Manager would be Yvonne Ross.
To manage a caseload of complex cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs assessments, care planning, and child protection investigations (under close supervision for Level 1 Social Workers).
To carry out high quality assessments and use child centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships and secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
To strengthen the relationships between children, young people and families wherever possible and appropriate.
To ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with the LSCB and departmental policy and procedures and relevant legislation.
Principal Accountabilities (in order of importance)
To hold an allocated caseload of complex cases to protect vulnerable children, manage risk effectively, strengthen emotional resilience, and address underlying causes impacting negatively on their development through interventions with children and their families. (under close supervision for Level 1 Social Workers).
To co-ordinate and take responsibility for ensuring the appropriate action is taken where there is multiple service/agency involvement ensuring the use of effective evidence/knowledge based interventions and restorative approaches. (under close supervision for Level 1 Social Workers)
To develop positive, trusting, relationships with children and their families to achieve positive change and with other professionals to promote collaborative working.
To maintain full, accurate, and up to date records in accordance with departmental practice and guidance, including the maintenance of electronic records on case management systems.
To work in an integrated multi-disciplinary manner to ensure the service meets, as effectively and efficiently as possible, the identified best possible outcomes for children and young people and their families.
To undertake regular monitoring/review of cases/services established.
To use effective presentational skills to represent the department and provide verbal/written reports for court proceedings, case conferences and other arenas.
To work within statutory responsibilities and departmental policies/procedures including recording, client file access, complaints confidentiality, and where necessary provide statements and care plans to the court.
To work in partnership with families/carers and all key agencies who are involved in decision making and planning by sharing information in a timely and accurate manner.