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Social Worker for Children With Disabilities
- To have demonstrable knowledge of CWD short breaks, social work with children with disabilities and their families, child protection, safeguarding children, early help assessment/team around the child and the care of looked after children and apply this to practice
- Be flexible and where needed provide social work for children in need (team around the child in Stockport), children in need of protection or a looked after child, including children whos cases proceed to court proceedings
- To complete investigations, assessments; draw up plans and review the progress of the plans in accordance with agreed and statutory timeframes
- To work with others to secure the best outcomes for the children you are allocated to work with
- To identify and secure the most appropriate service to support and safeguard children and families
- To work as part of the CWD short breaks and CWD social work teams and offer CWD support to all Stockport Family colleagues to support and safeguard children
- To keep accurate and timely records in line with local and statutory requirements
- To ensure that service user views and the voice of the child is incorporated into all your work
- To work dynamically within Stockport Family and with partners to identify pathways for support for children and families, using strengths-based principles
- To be a champion for Stockport Family and the principles of restorative approaches and of quality conversations, collaboration and minimal points of transfer
- To practice and promote a culture which places children, young people and families at the heart of the service
- To work in accordance with legislative requirements and local, regional and national policy and procedures
- To keep up to date with national and local developments relevant to the service are
- To work collaboratively and creatively with schools, colleges, other Local Authorities, other agencies, the voluntary sector and other groups to coordinate interventions for vulnerable children and young people
- To understand and embrace restorative practice and a strengths-based approach to work with children, families and communities
- Contribute to the development of an effective and well-functioning team by using emotionally intelligent social work practice i.e. self-awareness, interpersonal awareness, self-management and interpersonal relationship management.
- To perform any other duties that correspond reasonably with the general character of the post and that are commensurate with its level of responsibility.
- To be a car driver or have the ability to get to visits and between bases in a timely manner.