Social Worker - Children and Families

Company
Lancashire County Council
Date Posted
3rd August 2018
Reference
RQ320460
Sector
Health & Social Care
Location
Preston
Benefits
Inside IR35
Salary
£22 to £30 Per Hour

Qualified Social Workers, Grade 8-9, 

£32 LTD PH - Lancaster 
5 x Qualified Social Workers required total for below teams - URGENTLY REQUIRED 
Safeguarding & Assessment 
Supervising Social Worker for CiN 
CP/Court - HIGH PRIORITY 
Children in our Care 

28PH LTD / - £22.38 PAYE PH 
Fleetwood and St Anne's - 1 x Social Worker for CP/Court based at St Anne's 

Minimum of 1 years post qualified experience required - We are unable to review candidates without the required level of experience

 

Core Purpose

Making Lancashire a place where everyone matters. A place where everyone can enjoy equal and quality life chances and be respected in their communities.

Corporate Objectives

Lancashire a place where people can

•       Feel safe

•       Lead healthy lives

•       Get help if they need it

•       Learn and develop

•       Work and prosper

•       Travel easily and safely

•       Enjoy a high quality environment  

 

 

The purpose of this job is:

To ensure the requirements relating to Children and Young People's needs, including those who may be in need (including those in need of protection) or may be Looked After are met

To carry out the statutory obligations of the Directorate as part of the Local Childrens Authority and in the context of central government guidelines

To deliver and promote the positive benefits of equality and diversity in carrying out all duties and responsibilities.

To undertake and provide the social work assessment and support for referrals and requests for further assessment accepted by Children's Social Care and to provide any ongoing social work service based on the assessed need of Children, Young People and their families.

To provide a safe, thorough and professional social work response to professionals and members of the public; deal with all enquiries expediently and according to a common agreed LCC safeguarding threshhold.

Core tasks

To ensure in liaison and negotiation with professional partners, the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families.

Within a social work team to manage an allocated social work caseload relating to children, young people and families within the locality, including child protection and court work.

Prepare for, and participate in, planned work relating to court and court orders effectively and within appropriate time scales.

To undertake assessments  in accordance with the timescales laid down in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families.

To Identify children in need who may also be in need of protection and to effectively safeguard  them.

To assess the needs of children and young people and then determine an appropriate level of intervention and service provision including packages of family support.  

In gathering information for referrals to assist in the determination of whether there is a need for intervention within the continuum of need and a referral recorded with Children's Social Care.

To ensure the needs and wishes of children are fully addressed in the assessment and planning process and that there is evidence of children and young people's participation.

When required to share responsibility for planned intervention and service provision with partner agencies.

When required take part in formal case reviews which will include the full range of statutory meetings and other planning meetings as necessary.

To comply with the Directorates administrative and financial procedures including the maintenance of appropriate and up to date records.

Make full use of IT and computer systems utilised by the Directorate as and when required. To attend and fully contribute to, the supervision process, professional development and appraisal,and attend in house and /or external training opportunities.

Be aware and responsive to, the differing needs of all groups within the community.

Be responsible for continued self learning and an updated knowledge of legislation, guidance and research findings in the relevant field of work with children, young people and families.

Negotiate,coordinate, and provide and/or commision services as appropriate,where the need for those services have been agreed.

Undertake any other duties in relation to this area of work including membership of the team's duty rota.

To participate fully within the CAF process.

To be fully conversant with (work within and follow) the Safeguarding procedures and protocols within Lancashire County Council To attend work regularly.

To work within guidance laid down by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). To contribute to the development of social work students.

     

Person specification form

Job title: Social Worker  

Grade: 8/9 SCP 31-41 bar 36

Directorate: Children and Young People

Post number:      

Establishment or team: Children's Social Care

Requirements

(based on the job description)

Essential (E) or

desirable (D)

To be identified by: application form (AF),

interview (I), test (T), or other (give details)

Qualifications

Applicants must hold CQSW, Dipsw, Degree in Social Work or equivalent recognised qualification in Social Work.

E

AF

Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

E

AF

     

     

 

 

     

     

     

     

     

Experience

 

 

Social work experience with Children and Families

D

AF

PQ 1-6

D

AF

Supervision of students

D

AF

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Knowledge, skills and abilities

 

 

Demonstrate knowledge of child development

E

I

Skills in working effectively with children and families in varied and complex circumstances

E

I

Written and verbal communication skills

E

AF/I

Ability to use basic computer technology

E

AF/I

Ability to learn and understand theoretical concepts,legal frameworks and to work within policy and procedures

E

AF/I

Ability to work as an effective team member

To be able to respond positively and effectively to children and their families , promoting 'working in partnership' at all times Ability to work in partnership with other professionals/agencies

Ability to value diversity by treating people as individuals,valuing their input and contribution To respond positively to training and development opprotunities.

Ability to work with a varied caseload and to manage timetables and demands.

Ability to use supervision positively and to contribute to the personal appraisal process.

To have knowledge of the cultures and religions of the communities of Lancashire.

D

D

D

E

D

E

E

D

I/R

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

       

 

To have the ability to value diversity and work across cultures.

To have good knowledge of  relevant legislation.

Skills in assessment of children and families and developing packages of support

E

D

D

I

I

I

Other (including special requirements)

  1. Commitment to equality and diversity
  2. Commitment to health and safety
  3. Commitment to attendance at work

*Delete/amend as applicable

*This is an essential car user post  

However in certain circumstances consideration may be given to applicants who as a consequence of disability are unable to drive.

E

E

E

I

I

I

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