Job Description


1. Contribute to assessment, care planning and reviews ensuring a child centred focus and empowering children, young people and their families

2. Undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in their homes and the community in a manner which safeguards and promotes positive outcomes for children and young people in line with agreed Children Assessment Framework Plans, Children in Need and Child Protection Plans.

3. Promote contact for children and young people, who are looked after, with their birth family members, providing supervision and assessment in accordance with the Care Plan.

4. Identify and assess levels of risk and need and with support, deliver protective and/or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after. Take responsibility for reporting of risk properly through the line management structure.

5. Communicate effectively and confidently in a range of situations.

6. Undertake welfare visits to family homes and ensure children are safeguarded within the community, identifying risk and reporting Safeguarding issues in line with Legislation and Policy and Procedures.

7. Stay overnight in the family home (in emergencies) to prevent the child being accommodated

8. Monitor and deliver using evidence based tools, including agreed parenting programmes.

9. Support the involvement of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives and support them to make informed decisions. Including the delivery of Life Story work and running support groups.

10. Promote the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people through demonstrating an understanding of child development, emotional identity and self-esteem.

11. Demonstrate inclusive practice in relation to identity and diversity, challenging any issues of concern.

12. Work co-operatively with colleagues and in partnership within the Council and across agency boundaries including statuary, voluntary and local community and faith groups.

13. Advise and refer or signpost to other services in line with support plan.

14. Attend and represent the department at a range of meetings including CAF meetings, LAC reviews and case conferences.

15. Produce accurate reports that may be used in Court and be prepared to give evidence if required

16. Be responsible, as specified in Service Guidance for accurate, timely and up to date data entry on all cases including:

– data entry on ICS and any other electronic tools or database

– data required for specific PIs/targets

17. Ensure that expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded.

18. Contribute to the development of the service through team meetings, Service and Council events.

19. Prepare for and attend Performance and Development Reviews, supervision sessions and staff meetings and make use of all available learning and development opportunities.

20. Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date and only divulged in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the local government common law duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Service facing court proceedings.

21. Undertake any other duties as directed from time-to-time to meet the exigencies of the service.

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**