Social Worker - Disabled Children's Team - Peterborough Council

Posted 20 July 2022
Salary Up to £32 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineSocial Work & Care
ContactVaughan Graham

Job description

Peterborough City Council

Social Worker 0-18 Disabled Children's Team (0-25 Disabled Children's Social Care)

Estimated Duration - 13 weeks (up to 1 year to cover fixed term maternity leave post)

Hours per Week - 37 hrs

Description of roles and duties

The team hold statutory responsibilities carrying out duties under S.17, CP, PLO, Care Proceedings and Children in Care for disabled children.

Duties include holding caseload, working together with the team to support service delivery and providing high quality service for families.

Hybrid Working - approx 2 days in the office and 3 days WFH however flexibility as per individual requirements.

Job Purpose

  1. To carry a workload reflecting increasing complexity , risk, uncertainty and challenge, in line with the capability of a social worker with a minimum of one years post qualification experience in a social work role. Regular supervision will be in accordance with the departmental supervision policy.
  2. To work collaboratively with children, young people and families/carers to assess their needs and plan an deliver services in accordance with the social work teams service area
  3. To work within relevant current legislation and the procedural framework of Peterborough City Council

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Manage a workload independently, seeking support and suggesting solutions for workload difficulties.
  5. Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Performance Development Reviews.