To carry a caseload (long term and short term) as allocated by the Team Manager / Deputy Team Manager and within the priorities of the Special Needs, Disability and Psychology Service.
To act as a Duty social worker at direction of the Deputy Team Manager.
To maintain a knowledge and awareness of legislation and departmental policies and procedures, and to work within these.
Act in the role of the lead professional in statutory cases that require a qualified social worker, particularly child / adult protection, looked after child cases and legal proceedings (which might relate to children or adults);
Undertake the full range of social work tasks with children in need / young adults with disabilities and their families; assessment, planning, implementation and review (APIR);
Bring together and coordinate the team around the child (young person)/ service user to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to APIR and safeguarding;
To make the line manager aware without delay of any complaints received from service users or from other agencies so that the appropriate complaints procedure can be applied and issues of concern be dealt with as swiftly as possible.
To ensure the Team Manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns in relation to safeguarding adults and/or child protection.
To attend supervision meeting with delegated supervisor.
To co-operate with Team Administrators in undertaking appropriate administrative tasks relating to cases and Duty and to ensure all administrative tasks in relation to their cases are completed.
To carry out all tasks in accordance with the Council's Equal Opportunities policies with a commitment to and understanding of anti-discriminatory practice.
To keep file records up to date using the Department's recording guidelines.
If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.