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Date Added: Wed 28/10/2020

Special Projects Social Worker - Family Support Team

Wrexham, UK
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Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £370 - £400 / daily

We are currently looking for a Special Projects Social Worker - Family Support Team to work with one of our clients based in Wrexham. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday 

Shift Times may vary

Temp contract 

Day rates of up to £400 per day 

Job Purpose

  • To manage an allocated caseload, which includes the management and decision-making involved with cases, some being high complexity and/or high-risk cases.  These may be related to Child protection/ Care & Support/ Deprivation of liberty /cases subject to Court action/ school attendance, providing social worker support to adults / adults at risk and children / children at risk and their families and carers.
  • To undertake assessments, design care and support plans and other appropriate plans e.g. Education plans and determine the provision of external support from appropriate providers within allocated budget parameters.  To work in partnership with all services to ensure best use and deployment of resources.

Key Responsibilites

  • To be responsible for allocated social work students/ newly qualified social workers to provide supervision, assessment of work and mentoring to support and guide to aid their practice development.
  • As part of undertaking assessment of needs and developing care and support plans, the postholder will be required to identify appropriate interventions for the individuals/ people needing care and support, their families and carers in need of support, which will involve the setting out  of the actions required from  other key professionals/ colleagues (e.g.  first contact advisors, family support workers, Personal assistants etc.), to undertake as part of delivering the care and support plans. The postholder will remain responsible for the work that others undertake, therefore is required to evaluate the care and support plan and the delivery of interventions to determine whether care and support plans requirements have been met, improvements for interventions needed or new revised interventions required.
  • Provide expert and professional social work services to adults/children, their families and carers by undertaking outcome focused assessments to identify eligible needs, developing outcome focused care and support plans which maximise where possible independence and potential. To monitor and evaluate care and support plans and check the standards of care are as detailed within individual care and support plans and in line with local authority processes and legal requirements.
  • To ensure that all assessments, planning, implementation and reviewing of caseload and decisions and practice are of the  expected standards of the service, in line with timescales, established protocols, policies and procedures and comply with legislation.  This includes maintaining accurate, timely and evidence case and decision making records decisions and other documents, and meeting timescales for review in accordance with the service quality assurance framework, Council procedures, Welsh Government Guidelines and legislation.
  • To assess, identify, report on Adult/Child at risk in accordance with Safeguarding Procedures, including undertaking investigations, and undertake strategy discussions with the Police (if applicable)  
  • Alongside Team Manager/ Assistant Team Manager, required to act as independent chair of  continuing health care, Care and Support meetings, adult safeguarding meetings, school attendance meetings and their  review conferences, ensuring that  they are accurately recorded and  action clearly  identified
  • To promote individuals/ people needing care and support, their families and carers in need of support participation in assessment p
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