Main Purpose of the job:
With supervision and advice, work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and promote their upbringing by their families, wherever and whenever possible, by the provision of services. Adhere to the General Social Care Council (GSCC) Code of Practice of Social Workers.
Minimum standards required:
: CQSW/CSS/DipSW qualification. Social work experience of working in local government, voluntary or independent sector. Direct experience of working with children, especially those from different racial & cultural backgrounds. Ability to initiate, draft & produce reports. Ability to deal with / record casework, communicate effectively with client groups & professionals in order to assess client needs. Ability to develop person-centred care plans. Ability to deal with conflict and complaints. Ability to participate within a duty team framework. Knowledge of relevant statutory social work legislation. Knowledge of the issues relating to the well-being of service users covering a wide range of clients.
MINIMUM HEALTH & SAFETY KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Demonstrable basic health & safety knowledge relevant to the job, according to Section 7 HSWA and Council policy.
Abilities required :
A calm approach to confrontational situations
A practical/flexible approach to work
A team player
A willingness and ability to undertake appropriate training
Ability to communicate with and respond to people of all ages
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to a wide range of people
Ability to deal with sensitive issues
Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships
Ability to handle confidential information
Ability to manage workload and work as part of a team
Ability to understand the different needs to clients
Committed to ongoing personal and role development
Flexible to demands of the role
Good all round IT knowledge
Good working knowledge of relevant legislation and codes of practice
Knowledge of child protection procedures together with knowledge and understanding of the values of social work
Ability To Be Assertive And Challenging In Order To Safeguard And Promote Welfare Of Children