Child Protection - Social Worker

Posted 7 February by Eden Brown Synergy
Post:Social Worker, Care Management, in Department of Health and Social Care, Children and Families Division

Responsible to:Chief Social Worker via Head of Social Work Statutory Services

Reports to:Team Manager

Job purpose:This post will involve the successful applicant in the care management of children and young people who are looked after, subject to a Child Protection Plan, subject to statutory orders and young people assessed as being in need of long term support. The post will require involvement in the delivery of therapeutic services where appropriate.

Job Scope

Professional:To establish and maintain a high level of professional expertise in line with Divisional Policy and Best Practice.

Maintenance and Caseload: To be responsible for their own work subject to supervision by their Team Manager

Main duties and responsibilities

Operational

1.Act as the lead professional in statutory cases that require a qualified social worker, including child protection, care proceedings and looked after children cases.

2.Undertake the full range of social work tasks with children in need and their families; assessment, planning, implementation and review.

3.Bring together and co-ordinate the team around the child to ensure a multi disciplinary approach.

4.Establish and develop collaborative working with allied health and social care practitioners from children's and adults services.

5.Promote and model effective working arrangements with school, children's centres and other settings.

6.Take part in case/practice audits and contribute to peer audit arrangements as required.

7.Actively contribute to team working, supporting colleagues, covering for colleagues in their absence and taking part in team meetings and development events.

8.Develop an excellent knowledge base of and collaborative working with local preventative and targeted family support services particularly those provided by the voluntary and community sector.

9.A high level of analytical reasoning ability is required in interpreting and evaluating complex information and producing positive outcomes.

10.To maintain appropriate and timely computerised records of cases, plans and action taken, in line with the department's policies and procedures.

11.Attend and contribute to case conferences, meetings and court sessions, submitting verbal/written reports as required.

12.To be conversant with all the relevant legislation in order to provide consultation and advisory services to service users.

13.To undertake statutory duties and take part in out-of-hours duties by rota, as required. To undertake shadow duty cover (office based), on a rota system.

14.Participate positively in professional supervision and annual appraisal (PDR) review taking personal responsibility for the quality of practice.

15.To participate in joint investigations with the Police in child protection cases.

16.To undertake other social work duties as required by the Team Manager

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Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Required skills

  • Child Protection
  • Social Worker
  • Isle of Man

Reference: 34415171

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