Cambridegeshire County Council
Qualified Social Worker (£42ph Ltd)
Creating a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire
Our Corporate Outcome
Cambridgeshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued and accepted.We are an inclusive organisation with a diverse workforce, creating a positive and beneficial working environment for all thatwe do and, in turn, enabling us to better serve and represent our communities. We will work together to identify and remove barriers to inclusion and to enable an environment where everyone feels able to bring their whole self and be their best at work.
Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.
* Lives Over Services We put people and our communities at the heart of everything that we do
* Collaborative We respect and value people equally and work together through a shared purpose
* Creative and Aspirational We use our bravery, boldness and curiosity to challenge and innovate
* Accountable We take ownership for our outcomes, and responsibility for our behaviours
Children, young people, and their families are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that delivering Children's Services well has the potential to transform the lives of children, young people and their families across Cambridgeshire. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and their families. We help children, young people and their families to build their resilience and community connections and empower them to find their own solutions to problems. We understand that children and young people are not all the same, but they all deserve outstanding services. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of the communities we serve in Cambridgeshire.
Family Safeguarding Model
Cambridgeshire Children's Services use the Family Safeguarding model which is a strengthsbased, whole system approach to children's safeguarding. Social workers are co-located with Specialist Adult Practitioners in domestic abuse, mental health and substance misuse as part of multi-disciplinary teams. Motivational Interviewing is a core element of the Family Safeguarding model ,supporting families in dealing with a variety of mental health, substance misuse and domestic violence issues; planning and connecting them with the resources they need to achieve such change and helping them to find their own personal motivation for positive change. A structured workbook is used by practitioners for recording case notes with the aim of improving information sharing, streamlining processes, and reducing the amount of time spent reporting.
Provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of adolescent young people open to statutory services, and their families, predominantly under S17 Child in Need however caseload will also feature a small number of Child Protection/Child in Care cases. Assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard young people in high-risk circumstances and promote positive outcomes, with a particular focus on young people at risk of exploitation and/or with mental ill health. Provide professional leadership for complex case arrangements, often joint working cases with child practitioners in the team and providing social work input and oversight.
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