Children With Disabilities Chelmsford GBP 27, 500 to GBP 35, 000 per annum Permanent Full time, 37 hours per week The Role Children and Families delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families.
These services will be delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Councils overarching outcomes.
The role reports directly to a Team Manager and will be a member of a small team of children, young people and families professionals focussed on delivering excellent social work practice within given area of service including, but not limited to Assessment and Intervention, Family Support and Protection, Children in Care and Leaving Care, Fostering and Adoption.
The postholder is responsible for bringing to bear the highest possible standards in Social Work practice, ability and skills, working in accordance with defined legal frameworks, Policy and Procedures.
Job Purpose Summary Managing a defined caseload, the Social Worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people and families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes.
This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After, achieving permanency through care for Children in Care.
The purpose of this role is to work within frontline Children and Young People with Disabilities (CYPWD) teams to support the delivery of effective Childrens Social Work.
The CYPWD team provides a comprehensive service offer to CYPWD aged 0:18 through delivery of outcome focused; timely, targeted work including solution focused brief intervention.
The postholder will undertake a range of activity directly with children, young people with complex mental and/or physical disabilities, providing practical, personal and emotional support to the child, young person and family that meets the assessed needs and promotes improved health, physical, mental and social development and well:
The work can be complex, demanding and emotionally challenging and the postholder is required to work with dedication and resilience.
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Clare Mandy Glenda.mp4 Role Specific Accountabilities Assess, plan, review and provide support to a child, family or carer with complex family or social care needs, taking full account of appropriate legal frameworks, policy and guidance Assess family functioning, providing help and support, when relationship breakdown threatens to impair the health or well:
being of children at risk of abuse or neglect Work collaboratively, building effective working relationships with other professionals, internally and externally to help children, young people and families improve and gain control of their lives when safety or ability to participate in their community is restricted Carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with children, adults and families as appropriate, including intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers Arrange appropriate alternative care (including, where appropriate a permanent home) in collaboration with children, young people and their parents/carers where the parents/carers cannot care for them Accountable for making recommendations about whether a case has reached the threshold for statutory intervention Promoting autonomy and development with individuals who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, for example, working with people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or diminished capacity Carry out age and human rights assessments as appropriate Maintai