DIGNITY AT WORK: To show, at all times, a personal commitment to Looked after Children and treating all service users, customers and colleagues in a fair and respectful way, which gives positive regard to people’s differences and individuality (for example, gender, gender identity, nationality or ethnic origin, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age). Assists in ensuring equal access to services and employment opportunities for everyone and promotes the Council’s Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy.
To provide and support high quality social work practice with increasing decision-making autonomy in situations of increasing complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge.
1. To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and/or vulnerable adults (Service Area to include where appropriate)
2. Contributes to the overarching strategy in Hull Children’s Social Care Services – to ensure that the team actively plans for safety, permanency and stability for children and young people regardless of the setting in which they live and to actively support children to live at home safely.
3. Works in partnership with colleagues, parents and carers, ensuring that child-centred, systemic practice is the principal standard and framework for all work undertaken with children, young people and families.
4. Engages in critical reflection and constructive challenge within the course of working with colleagues, other agencies and with children, young people and families.
5. Undertakes specific pieces of direct work with children, young people and families both individually and co-working with colleagues as directed by the Team Manager.
6. Actively engages in weekly team meetings ensuring focused and purposeful social work is undertaken with all cases.
7. Works with colleagues in the team to ensure that children, young people and families are regularly and actively communicated with.
8. Works with colleagues in the team to ensure that case recording is up to date and that required information is available for a variety of purposes e.g. core groups, multi-agency meetings, strategy meetings, panels, court, case conferences and looked after children reviews.
9. Engages in the professional decision-making process with colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases.
10. Actively engages in the professional development framework for Hull Children’s Social Care Services (including attendance at practice development groups) and continuous learning as per relevant level of the Professional Capabilities Framework for the role.
11. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and associated legislation places responsibilities for health and safety on Hull City Council, as your employer and you as an employee of the council. In addition to the Councils overall duties, the post holder has personal responsibility for their own health & safety and that of other employees; additional and more specific responsibilities are identified in the Council’s Corporate H&S policy.
12. Engages in and advises on the professional decision-making process with children, young people and their families and colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases.
13. Prepares for and attends relevant decision-making panels on specific cases where there may be a requirement for additional resources e.g. Resource Allocation Panel.
14. Prepares for and attends court as required in relation to specific cases where the engagement of legal processes is necessary.
15. Provides co-working support and advice to other staff members within the team.
Pay rate: £32 per hour umbrella
Three to six months contract with view to extend or make permanent