Social Worker - Children's Locality Team
Social Worker - Children's Locality Team | Berkshire | GBP25,694 - GBP34,196 per annum
?? To provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people appropriate to experience and capabilities. To ensure the highest of professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods
?? To ensure provision of good quality services which integrate government and local initiatives and guidance including for example, Working Together, Child Protection procedures, Looked After Children's processes, the Assessment Framework and Common Assessment Framework
?? To provide an efficient and effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.
?? To investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice
?? To develop practice, which takes a holistic view of the individual locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs.
?? To be familiar with Equal Opportunities good practice and the Council Policy and Plan and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team, workplace and wider organisation
?? To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures
?? To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
?? To ensure the Assistant /Team Manager is kept fully appraised of problems arising from workload and seek advice as and when necessary.
?? Where appropriate to act as the duty worker for the team, responding to queries and issues.
?? To use ICT to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
?? To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers. To promote the involvement of young service users and families in service development
?? To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
?? Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
?? Comply with WBC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.
?? Adhere to the standards set out in the WBC competency framework.
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