Childrens Social Worker(Permanence and Assessment and Intervention - Wirral - RQ418887

KEY TASKS 1. Ensure through the provision of services that children are safe and achieving good outcomes. 2. Provide professional information, assessment and support to enable children, young people and their families to access, a range of services designed to minimise risks and improve their quality of life. 3. Liaise with internal and external partners in order to gather information relevant to assessment and reviewing of care planning activities. 4. Accurately record and critically analyse information, following organisational policies and meeting organisational responsibilities for safeguarding. 5. Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns. 6. Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, in order to deliver seamless service responses to children, young people and their families with multiple needs. 7. Maintain and update case notes and other records, prepare statements or reports, attend and give evidence in court in care proceedings, private law cases and adoption proceedings as appropriate. 8. Develop expertise in one or more areas of children’s social care practice, and be recognised by peers as a source of reliable knowledge and advice. 9. Investigate allegations of neglect or ill treatment of individuals. 10.Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. 11.Provide an oversight of cases and give clear directions and supportive actions within appropriate timescales to members of staff within the team. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES People Ensure that children, young people and their families are actively involved in timely assessments and plans that are person centred and focussed on individual outcomes Work collaboratively with other professionals and partners to achieve positive, integrated and joint working through initiatives that require a multi-agency approach. Create and maintain appropriate relationships with individuals, families, carers, other professionals, groups and communities that promote equality and trust. Ensure a duty of care and the safeguarding of children, young people and their families in ways that balance promotion of wellbeing, independence, choice and control with the need to protect people from abuse and neglect. Contribute to meetings with team members, individuals, families, carers and other professionals. Share specialist social work advice to partner organisations and with colleagues within the organisation where appropriate. Provide case work, advice and guidance to unqualified staff, students, volunteers and Support Workers and mentor newly qualified Social Workers. Support the manager in the implementation and monitoring of casework allocation.

Wirral is a great place to work. We are a supportive and nurturing Council, committed to developing and progressing our social care workforce so that they can achieve their ambition and thrive. We want our social workers to have the support, freedom, equipment and resources to do their best possible work. We give you the tools you need to succeed and trust you to use them as you see fit. You’ll join a close-knit team of like-minded, enthusiastic professionals, striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children. Our Permanence Service, is making excellent progress on its journey to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the Borough. Keeping children safe, protected and supported continues to be central to everything we do. We offer a fair and manageable case load across all teams, an agile working kit, allowing you to work flexibly and remotely and we also offer agency staff the opportunity to access training just like permanent staff. Social Workers within the Permanence Service will work with child, young people and their families from the initial assessment, through to determining a long term plan, offering stability to the case and consistency throughout. At Wirral we support you in honing and developing your skills, including working in partnership with other professionals, including court work. Wirral Council and its partners have pledged to #bethedifference for children young people and families of Wirral. To do this, Wirral is embarking on a significant program of regeneration and urban development which will bring new infrastructure and opportunity across the borough.

What's on offer for the Social 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 *

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Why work with us?

  • Competitive Pay & Referral Scheme!

    We have our own in house payroll, providing weekly payments and support. We also offer a very generous £250 bonus if you bring your position to us or refer another qualified professional who is successfully placed with us (subject to 4 weeks)

  • Dedicated Candidate Portal

    When you register with us, you have your own dedicated 'portal' where you can upload any CV/documents, apply for a job, chat with one of our team all with the press of a button!

  • An Assigned Experienced Consultant

    Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team

  • We Have Roles All Across The UK!

    Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

  • Work Life Balance

    Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time. We listen to your requirements and needs.


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