Job Description

Key areas of responsibility

Initial Child Protection

· Ensure that all agencies are appropriately represented at the conferences and that the conference is quorate. If the conference is not quorate to determine whether the conference should proceed.

· To deliver conferences using the model of delivery practised within the Local Authority. Currently ‘Strengthening Families’ and ‘Risk Sensible’.

· Ensure all participants, including the parent and child and any advocates/supporters are fully aware of the purpose of the conference and what will happen within the conference.

· Enable all present to participate fully within discussions while maintaining a clear focus on the welfare of the child. This will involve ensuring participants analyse the child’s needs and identify any risks to the child and whether the child is at continuing risk of harm and whether the child is subject to a plan.

· Ensure the conference participants make appropriate recommendations on the outline of a child protection plan including the role of agencies and the family in ensuring the child is protected from harm.

· Ensure that the minutes of the meeting are accurate and are distributed appropriately.

· Ensure that all agencies have undertaken their responsibilities in accordance with KSCB procedures and the individual agencies procedures.

Child Protection Conferences

· Ensure that all agencies and the parents are working in accordance with a clearly defined and understood child protection plan.

· Ensure the child protection plan identifies the risks to the child and the role and responsibility of each agency and the parents in preventing harm to the child, and that the Plan is SMART.

· Ensure that participants make informed and systematic and explicit decisions with regard to continued need for the child to be subject to a plan.

Inter-agency Child Protection Meetings – including Professional and Organised Abuse Disruption and other meetings

· Define the purpose and remit of the meeting in accordance with the KSCB or childcare procedures.

· Ensure that there is appropriate representation at the meeting to enable the meeting to achieve its outcomes.

· Ensure the participants appropriately assess the information provided to identify any potential risks to children from an identified individual/s.

· Ensure a plan is determined at the meeting that will include immediate action to protect children, further assessment/evidence gathering and the role and responsibility of each agency within this.

Other KSCB Responsibilities

· Provide advice and guidance to all KSCB member agencies throughout the child protection process.

· Provide information and evidence to member agencies in circumstances where professionals have failed to comply with procedures.

· Ensure agencies work in partnership and to agreed procedures by providing advice and consultation where agencies have different plans/assessments regarding a child.

· To participate in serious case reviews to provide advice and guidance to the KSCB Serious Case Review Panel regarding child protection procedures and good practice.

Statutory Child Care Reviews

· To chair statutory reviews for looked after children in accordance with statutory responsibilities and local authority procedures.

· To ensure that the Children & Families Service and all other agencies participate within the review process in accordance with individual agency procedures and statutory requirements.

· To ensure that children and parents can participate fully within the review and are fully aware of the purpose and process of the review and that their view is understood and considered.

· To ensure the authority responds as a ‘corporate parent’ for the looked after child ensuring education, health and other needs are identified and met in accordance with the care plan.

· To ensure that the plans for the child are comprehensive and meet all the child’s needs within timescales and persons responsible for implementing any decisions are identified.

What’s on offer for the Support Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Adults, in particular previous experience of Assessment work
  • Social Work England registration or Social Care Wales registration for North Wales.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**