Childrens Social Worker [Macclesfield] #5137391
JOB PURPOSE Within the framework of legislation, agreed Authority policies and procedures, through assessment and care management, to work with or on behalf of individuals and families to meet their social care needs in order to optimise their wellbeing, maximise their independence/potential and so improve the quality of their life and, where required, intervene to protect them from risk of significant harm. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1 Assess the need for social work service including the identification of risk and the need for protection and determine the method of intervention. 2 Decide or advise on the use of appropriate Children’s Social Care Services and/or other resources. 3 Liaise and negotiate with other professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that the best possible service is provided for children and their families. 4 Manage an allocated workload within individual and group priorities and Authority policies. 5 Comply with the statutory obligations of the Service. 6 Maintain appropriate records of work undertaken and carry out required administrative procedures. 7 Prepare for and attend supervision sessions and staff meetings and make use of all available training and developmental opportunities. 8 Contribute to the evaluation and development of services and new ideas by sharing knowledge about theory, skills and practice with other Children’s Social Care staff, professional groups and interested bodies. 9 Supervise, assess and contribute to the development of students and other staff. OFFICIAL February 2018 The job holder may be required at any time to undertake any work up to and/or at a level consistent with existing responsibilities. These tasks may be at any location in Cheshire East, to ensure the effective deployment of labour, materials, transport and equipment to meet daily service requirements.