Experienced Social Worker
Salary of up to &163;36,109 &43; &163;2,000 retention payment paid annually after 2 years’ service. MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB To provide a high quality and effective professional casework service, taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, dependent upon the complexities of these cases and the social worker’s experience. To comply with legislation, statutory guidance and local policies and procedures. To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for approved child and family practitioners. ACCOUNTABILITIES Manage a caseload within a framework of appropriate reflective supervision, undertaking focused, analytical assessments, SMART plans and reviews that have clear objectives and outcome measures in order to ensure that all vulnerable children receive a service that reflects the Council’s commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first. Demonstrate and model good practice that reflects a commitment to relationship- and strengths-based practice, working collaboratively with children, young people and their families Work directly with children and young people to establish their lived experiences, wishes and feelings, using a variety of techniques, as required. Consistently use the Signs of Safety practice model in assessments and interventions with children and their families. Maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and use Medway Council’s specific recording systems to promote effective case management. Prepare clear, structured and concise reports for meetings, i.e. Child Protection Conferences, strategy meetings, Looked After Children Reviews, Children in Need meetings, and court proceedings as necessary, to the required standard and within the prescribed timescales. Keep up to date with research findings, theoretical models and innovative practice within the social work fieldin order to maintain the highest professional standards. Participate in regular reflective supervision with your manager to review casework and critically reflect on, and identify any areas of learning. Maintain a record of continuous professional development in accordance with Social Work England’s guidance. Keep up to date with the Council’s organisational policies, government guidance, legislation, research and national trends in order to maintain the highest professional standards.