Are you passionate about empowering families to support children young people with a Disability?
We are seeking enthusiastic and committed qualified Social Workers, with excellent communication and organisational skills, to join our friendly, dynamic, Disabled Children’s Team.
Within the team you will have the opportunity to undertake a broad range of tasks that will both incorporate and develop your social work knowledge skills and values.
You will be part of team who are creative in their approach; you will work with the child, their family and a range of other professionals to achieve good outcomes for the child to promote their independence and enable them to reach their full potential.
This team gives you the unique experience of working with a diverse service user group from referral, assessment, through to transition or closure enabling a wider perspective to the social work role.
You will hold a variety of cases which will include Child in Need, Child Protection and Court work.
You will need to be motivated, compassionate as well as being able to balance competing demands.
If you want a role that will both challenge and inspire you, then working in the Disabled Children’s Team is for you.
- Hold a complex caseload; Child in Need, (CIN) Children Looked After, (CAL) and children subject to a Children Protection Plan (CP).
- Undertake Single Assessments
- Undertake Child Protection enquiries under Section 47 of the Children Act.
- Analyse needs and risk to a child to establish if threshold for intervention is met.
- Write child centered accurate reports/case notes
- Promote the welfare and safety of children who meet the threshold for a service within the Disabled Children’s Team
- Promote inclusion to support children with disabilities to be part of their local community.
- Facilitate Child in Need Meetings/Reviews
- Be part of the duty rote
- Undertake Mental Capacity Assessments
- Complete the Continuing Health Care (CHC) assessment tool
- Present financial requests at Resource Panel
- Work closely with health professionals
- Identify support needs to ensure a child’s safety and/or to improve outcomes.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Su Schofield on 01934 427579 or Sharon Francis on 01934 427615.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.