JOB TITLE AND BAND: SOCIAL WORKER (BAND 5/6)
DEPARTMENT / DIRECTORATE: WOMEN & CHILDREN'S DIRECTORATE.
FAMILY INTERVENTION SERVICE, LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN SERVICE,
GATEWAY TEAMS, 16+ PATHWAY TEAMS, FOSTERING & ADOPTION TEAMS
AND FAMILY CENTRES.
LOCATION: WESTERN TRUST AREA
Degree/ Diploma in Social Work or equivalent
Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.
Skills / Abilities
- Have knowledge of all relevant legislation.
- Knowledge and understanding of child protection policy and procedures
- Knowledge of relation-based social work
- Knowledge and understanding of effecting change in families/children lives
- Effective skills in assessment and analysis.
- Effective planning & organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills to meet the needs of the post in full.
- Demonstrate an aptitude for working with children and families.
- Experience in the use of Microsoft office products including at least one of the core packages i.e. Outlook (Email) Word, Excel, Powerpoint or MS Access
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to use own initiative.
- Ability to identify solutions to problems and implement them effectively.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality and safe services and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement.
- Direct practice with children and families
- Engage in direct work with children and families.
- Undertake assessment and case planning and to discharge a range of statutory
- responsibilities in respect of children in need.
- Participate in Child Protection and Looked After Children processes.
- Attend court and present evidence in legal proceedings.
- Participate in effective interagency and multi disciplinary practice.
- Engage with service users and carers to promote participation.
- Facilitation, and practice development
- Provide support and advice to others commensurate with own level of experience.
- Access and participate in, as appropriate research and other developmental activity relevant to improving standards of practice.
- Participate in the development of evidence based practice within the Child Care Programme.
- Promote high standards of social work practice.
- Governance and reporting responsibility.
- Liaise with relevant statutory, voluntary and independent sector organisations.
- Maintain clear records of work undertaken including assessment and review reports.
- Participate in a professional supervision process with Team Leader.
- Provide data for use in service development and monitoring performance and outcomes.
- Continuous Professional Development
- Maintain and develop knowledge and practice skills through supervision and training, linked to continuing registration requirements.
1. Employees of the Trust will be required to promote and support the mission and vision of the service for which they are responsible.
2. Develop and maintain good communication with all levels of management and build partnerships with the wider HPSS, NHS and external organizations in the promotion of the Trust.
3. Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with health and safety policy and statutory regulations.
4. Participate in the grievance and disciplinary processes as required.
5. Promote equality of opportunity through his/her own actions and ensure this policy is adhered to by staff for whom he/she has responsibility.
***If you are interested in this role please get in touch with Michael Bowen at Seven Social Care on or email ***