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Social Worker - Children's Assessment Team - Hull

Location
Hull, Yorkshire
Salary
£33.00 to £35.00 Per Hour
Job Type
Temporary
Posted
14 Sep 2020

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.

PURPOSE:

Grade 7:

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.

This is a developmental role aimed at Newly Qualified Social Workers during the Assessed & Supported Year in Employment (AYSE).

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

To provide and support high quality social work practice with increasing decision-making autonomy in situations of increasing complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

To provide and support expert and effective social work practice in complex situations, assessing and managing high levels of risk and providing expert opinion in relation to decisions surrounding complex cases.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Please note decision making must be included within the Principal Accountabilities

Grade 7

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.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

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.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

16.

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.

17.

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.

18.

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.

GENERAL:

The above principal accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility. The postholder must be flexible to ensure the operational needs of the Council are met. This includes the undertaking of duties of a similar nature and responsibility as and when required, throughout the various work places in the Council.


DIMENSIONS:

All sections should be completed - if there aren't any state none'

1. Responsibility for Staff:

Grade 7:

No formal responsibility for staff other than contributing to and promoting the learning system within the service.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

Provides co-working support and advice to other staff members in the team. Contributes to and promotes the learning system within the service.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

Provides monthly supervision to Family Practitioner. Provides day-to-day supervision and contributes to the practice education of any social work student attached to the team. Contributes to and promotes the learning system within the service.

2. Responsibility for Customers/Clients:

Grade 7:

Responsible for contributing to the welfare and protection of service users within the context of the Hull Children's Social Care Practice Model. Works directly with children, young people and families within a systemic framework as directed by the Team Manager. Communicates sensitive and sometimes contentious information to customers/clients co-worked with social worker/experience social worker.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

Engages in and advises on the professional decision-making process with children, young people and their families in relation to complex/high risk cases. Communicates sensitive and sometimes contentious information to customers/clients.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

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.

3. Responsibility for Budgets:

Grade 7:

Supports and promotes the most effective and efficient deployment of resources within the context of the Hull Children's Social Care Practice Model.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

Reasonable requests for additional resources/specialist support e.g. sessional hours and equipment purchases on a case-by-case basis in order to support the overarching strategy to maintain safety, permanency and stability for children, young people and families.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

Autonomous decisions/permissions to provide additional resources/specialist support up to the value of 500 per case in relation to children in need' cases. Provides professional opinion in relation to request for resources over and above 500. Occasional deputising for the Team Manager in conjunction with the Group Manager to make decisions on up to 30k sessional hours and non-pay expenditure).

4. Responsibility for Physical Resources:

Grade 7:

Contributes to the maintenance of a healthy working environment and ensures that equipment used by the team is maintained and/or maintenance needs reported.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

As above.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

As above.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

All sections should be completed - if there aren't any state none'

1. Within Service Area/Section:

Grade 7:

High quality, systemic working relationships within the team (including Team Manager, Social Workers, Family Practitioner, Clinician and Team Co-ordinator). High quality, systemic working relationships with buddy' team, colleagues within the immediate service area and Group Manager as required. High quality, systemic working relationships with colleagues providing early help' support services eg. Children's Centres.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

High quality, systemic working relationships with buddy' team, colleagues within the immediate service area and colleagues in other service areas (Access & Assessment, Locality, Looked After Children Services) and Group Managers/Integrated Service Managers as required. High quality, systemic working relationships with Assistant City Managers eg. Resource Allocation Panel.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

High quality, systemic working relationships with colleagues in Education, Youth Service, City Safe, Adults Social Care, Learning & Development, Complaints, Operations and Information Systems Team.

2. With Any Other Council Areas

Grade 7:

High quality working relationships with Legal Section and Housing.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

High quality working relationships with colleagues across all directorates where an element of community/social support is pertinent in relation to case work.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

As above.

3. With External Bodies to the Council

Grade 7:

High quality working relationships with Voluntary and Community Sector agencies, Health, Education and Police within the locality/across the city and with other local authorities and social care departments.

Grade 8, all of the above plus:

As above.

Grade 9, all of the above plus:

As above.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 00000477-1
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2020
  • Recruiter: RedZone Recruitment
    RedZone Recruitment
  • Location: Hull, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £33.00 to £35.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Temporary