Social Worker (Children & Families)


Bristol City Council
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£40,221 - £47,420 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Are you thinking about relocating to a new city but keeping your impactful social worker job? Consider Bristol! Keep comparable London pay and build your dream life in Bristol.
  • You'll be responsible in Undertaking statutory duties for children and families in need or in need of protection.
  • Be a part of a team that values continuous improvement, with a 94% belief in Bristol's positive learning culture.
Job Requirements/Description

Up to £8,000 Relocation Bonus Available!

The Role:

At Bristol a dedicated social worker, you will continue making a positive impact on the lives of children and families, now in the beautiful city of Bristol.

Purpose of the job

Working to the Bristol Systemic Practice Framework contribute to the provision of good quality services and undertake a range of statutory duties in accordance with legislation relevant to children & their families who are in need, connected persons or carers & provide specialist evidence-based interventions. Provide professional & comprehensive casework to allocated groups of children, connected people or carers. Develop specialisms in practice & build understanding and skills when working with complex and specialist social work areas. 

Ensure the highest of professional standards & maintain excellent current knowledge of relevant legislation regulation & practice methods. Contribute to the development of the team’s practice knowledge & service delivery e.g. through training; resource development; supervision/support of social work students and/or apprenticeships; involvement in service development projects or research; or in building improved service partnerships with other relevant agencies.

Key job outcomes/accountabilities

  • Maintain professional standards including those of Social Work England and professional capabilities framework (PCF) working ethically and with appropriate use of authority. 
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of an accountable statutory allocated social worker or supervising social worker with a workload commensurate with their level of competence, qualification and experience.
  • Carry out the statutory duties & responsibilities of the council within relevant legislative frameworks. Work within council policies, procedures and good practice guidelines in order to meet the needs of children & families. Work with children and young people, families, carers & communities to help them make informed decisions, engender change enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning. 
  • Ensure that tasks are up to date, with tasks completed to time scales set. Maintain up to date case notes and other records, write reports as required.
  • Deliver evidence-based interventions to children and families, connected persons or carers, supporting them to achieve positive change and improved outcomes.

Key job outcomes/accountabilities

  • Undertake complex assessments and be responsible for actions in situations where a child or vulnerable adult’s safety is at risk, observing safeguarding policies/procedures, the legal principles of the Children Act 1989, Working Together statutory guidance and other relevant legislation.
  • Advise on and enable the creative use of universal and specialist resources, community resources, including assistive technology and other equipment. Provide advice and guidance to other professionals, agencies, and partners.
  • Ensure that information and services are delivered to children, families and carers is in an appropriate format in line with our duties under the Equality Act. Promote equality as an integral part of the role and treat everyone with fairness and dignity.
  • Ensure information shared with other professionals is in accordance with the data protection act 1998 and other information sharing protocols. 
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of supervision & ability to seek advice as/when necessary, including compliance with the scheme of delegation escalating issues in a timely manner.
  • Develop & maintain positive working relationships with children, families, carers & other professionals. Liaise effectively with colleagues in own and other teams/departments and external agencies to gather information to inform assessment and care planning, joint planning and delivery of interventions. Where appropriate act as the duty worker for the team responding to queries and issues. 
  • Carry out any other duties, commensurate with the post, as may be required for the efficient running of the service.
Bristol City Council
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£40,221 - £47,420 per annum

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