Job Description

JOB TYPE: Contract lasting usually 3 months with the potential to be further extended.

Social Worker in the MASH at Wakefield (IFD)

Please note role is 100% office based.

Key Responsabilities

To carry out the role and responsibilities of a key worker for a caseload which will include complex and statutory work

To undertake assessment, planning and reviewing work concerning children in need, children subject to child protection plans and children who are looked after in care using the Signs of Safety model and a child-focused approach in accordance with agreed statutory and service procedures.

To work restoratively with children and young people, families and carers to maintain and develop effective relationships and to help them make informed decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning

To be responsible for analysing information to support the ongoing needs of children, young people and their families and carers

To work directly with children and young people to ensure that assessments and interventions are informed by their views

To maintain and develop effective working relationships with other professionals within the directorate and with partner agencies to ensure integrated, holistic and multidisciplinary approach to the care management and safeguarding of children and young people.

To work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help them make informed choices and decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning.

To utilise appropriate information and communication technology to ensure the provision of prompt and efficient services and information to service users, partner agencies and other stakeholders and maintain accurate and complete records.

To be responsible for planning and negotiating a range of appropriate services and interventions that meet the needs of children and young people within delegated levels of responsibility

To use high level communication skills including listening, building empathy, consultation and negotiation to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people.

To innovate and problem solve with the ability to identify appropriate social work interventions in order to promote positive change

To provide written and verbal reports which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence which can be used within the legal context

Where necessary, work in the court arena with appropriate support to obtain and implement court orders

Work with partner agencies, including the convening and chairing of meetings.

Work to be undertaken with the supervision and guidance of the Team Manager. This may include elements of co-working more challenging/complex casework. 8

Promote the right to advocacy to all children and young people on their caseload, and offer information on how to make complaints

Make young people aware of whom they can contact outside office hours.

To accurately maintain and update case notes and other records as appropriate and to ensure that records are kept in accordance with the policies and procedures of the directorate and other agencies

To use management information systems, keeping them up to date and able to provide concise and accurate information about circumstances and plans within the requirements of data protection

To work to the Standards of Proficiency set by the Health and Care Professions Council to maintain registration as a social worker

To work to and within the prescribed Knowledge and Skills for a Children and Family Social Worker

To effectively act as a mentor/workplace supervisor to newly qualified social workers and to social work students and to assist senior colleagues in the induction and day-to-day activities of students and new members of staff.

To participate in training and development activities that ensures up to date knowledge, skills and continuous professional development

To contribute to the development of practice and services through participation in team meetings, workshops and consultations

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· 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
  • Social Work England registration.
  • 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** or email