QSW - Targeted You Support Service - Peterborough Council

Posted 20 July 2022
Salary Up to £30 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineSocial Work & Care
ContactVaughan Graham

Job description

Peterborough City Council

Social Worker - Youth Offending Team

Brief Overview

Holding a caseload of young people open to YOS both in the community and in custody. Completing duty tasks such as office duty, representing YOS in court, attending Referral Order panels etc. Attending multi agency meetings, completing Asset Plus assessments, writing Pre-Sentence Reports (among other types of reports)

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

YOT specific: To manage individual cases in or at risk of entering the youth justice system, including assessing, analysing, evaluating, supporting, planning, intervening and coordinating services to vulnerable and high-risk young people in accordance with national Youth Justice, Social Work and / or Health Care legislation, regulations, guidance and local policies and procedures. To include court and office duty, prison visits, chairing meetings and some out of hours work when required. The team run a Saturday Court rota which would require the post holder to be on call approximately once a quarter.

  1. Work in partnership with children, young people and families/carers and, through building effective relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making.
  1. Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service and in the context of assessing risk to children and young people.
  1. Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people and families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service.
  1. Manage a workload independently, seeking support and suggesting solutions for workload difficulties.
  1. Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Performance Development Reviews.
  1. Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council's policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements.
  1. Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people and families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people.
  1. Carry out all duties in accordance with the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy and other policies designed to protect employees and service users from harassment. It is the duty of the post-holder not to act in an oppressive or discriminatory manner towards employees or service users. The post-holder should respond to such practice or behaviour by challenging or reporting it.
  1. Meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework, Social Worker level, and of registration with the HCPC in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development.