Permanent, Children and Families Social Work
Children and Families Social Work
Salary range £36,000.00 – £42,0000.00 dependant on experience
£36,000 as a starting salary
Manage a caseload of complex and difficult cases involving assessment, planning and implementation and evaluation of appropriate action to ensure resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families within a residential parenting assessment unit.
Contribute to raising and maintaining standards of professional social work within a team, develop areas of specialist practice, offer expert advice to less experienced staff, and supervise social work assistants and unqualified staff.
The post holder should be working in line with the relevant standards set out under Social Work England.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Manage a caseload of complex cases involving high levels of risk and needs to a high standard to ensure resources are utilised effectively.
- At any one time there are 9 families in residence and there may also be community assessments.
- Each social worker, therefore, manages up to 3-4 families.
- Provide a high quality resource of professional social work knowledge and expertise to the Jamma Umoja team, to include some supervision of family assessment practitioners (FAPs), social work assistants and social work students.
- Social Work case managers are responsible for implementing an assessment of parenting capacity, writing court reports and other documents that may be used in court, Court attendance, case audits and reviews etc, and to generally assist the team in ensuring that it carries out its core tasks to a high standard.
- Provide coaching and mentoring support to FAP's, including those undertaking social work training, to support and further their professional knowledge and development to impact upon the overall quality of practice within teams.
- Liaise regularly with colleagues throughout Jamma Umoja to ensure social work staff/FAPs deliver existing and new practices consistently and to a high standard.
- Contribute to the development of new initiatives through attendance or leadership on working groups, multi agency forums, training courses etc and acting as lead for identified service initiatives, i.e. planning for permanence and research work, to develop current and new ways of working that meet service requirements.
- Maintain awareness of changes in legislation and related policies and practices and ensure all social work staff are also informed of these changes to enable consistent and timely implementation.
You will be required to undertake on call duties on a rotational basis as directed by Senior Staff.
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