Hull are offering an exciting opportunity to be apart of the children’s safeguarding team they work to their own delivery model which you would be able to contribute too feeding in to their overarching strategy. The ideal candidates will have at least 2 years experience and be ready to commit to the council and vulnerable people.
The details are following:
- To provide and support the delivery of high quality social work activities within the Hull Social Care Practice Model as part of a team. Works within the Access & Assessment, Locality, Disability or Looked After Children Service across a range of specialisms e.g. fostering, adoption, children with disabilities, children’s residential, child protection, children in need, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people in need and their families
- 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 promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and/or vulnerable adults (Service Area to include where appropriate)
- 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.
- 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.
- Engages in critical reflection and constructive challenge within the course of working with colleagues, other agencies and with children, young people and families.
- 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.
- Actively engages in weekly team meetings ensuring focused and purposeful social work is undertaken with all cases.
- 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.
- Engages in the professional decision-making process with colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Prepares for and attends court as required in relation to specific cases where the engagement of legal processes is necessary.
- 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. Occasionally deputises for the Team Manager and liaises with children, young people and families and the Group Manager when necessary in relation to decisions on cases of a complex/high risk nature.
- Provides day-to-day supervision and contributes to practice education of any social work student attached to the team. Provides professional supervision (monthly) to the Family Practitioner.
- Actively supports and engages in practice development groups and the provision of information/professional opinion as required e.g. for policy amendments, newly developed ways of working.
- Payrate: £32.00 umbrella per hour