Social Worker [FIP]

Introduction

Application Details

  • Closing Date

    7/8/2012
  • Vacancy Reference

    002332
  • Number of positions

    1
  • Informal discussion

    Surindar Mann
    01384 815193

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Contract Details

  • Salary

    £25,472 to £31,754
  • Contract Type

    Temporary
  • Contract Time

    Full time
  • Period of Contract

    12 months from date of employment
  • Hours per Week

    37
  • CRB Check

    A CRB check is required
  • Driving Licence

    A valid driving licence is required
  • Car Allowance

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Summary

To provide intensive interventions to the most challenging families eg those who persistently perpetrate crime and /or ASB and those who struggle to to keep their children safe from neglect and abuse.

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The supporting families work has been developed to improve the support offered to vulnerable children, young people and adults within the same family. To support this approach we wish to recruit a social worker to join our well established Family Intervention Project. The service provides for whole family assessment, "Team around the Family" provision to support parents and young people who are engaged in crime or anti social behaviour. These workers will ensure services are joined up to provide the most appropriate and timely intervention to meet their individual needs.

Directorate

Childrens Services  (Children’s Resources)  based in Family Intervention Project

Job Description

Reports to

FIP Co-ordinator

Purpose of the Job

• To provide a comprehensive, pro-active and intensive intervention package to the most challenging families, particularly those who persistently perpetrate anti social behaviour, with the aim of changing their behaviour, enabling them to live successfully in the community. • To carry out comprehensive assessment on families referred to the Project from key partners and agencies to assess their suitability to engage in the Family Intervention Project and make recommendations to the Senior FIP Worker and other agencies. • To work with families and other agencies to identify the causes of anti social behaviour and other areas of concern affecting the whole family; take a lead on developing a behaviour contract, to be agreed by all relevant agencies, including family members. • To lead on an assertive but supportive approach to ensure the behaviour contract is adhered to by all parties, including family members and agencies. • To assist the FIP co-ordinator in chairing Team around the Family Meetings when required and to provide supervisory cover for the FIP co-ordinator when required.

Specific Accountabilities

To be accountable for and promote equal opportunity, diversity and community cohesion to meet Council, Directorate and Service objectives. All employees have a responsibility not only for their own behaviour, but also for others regarding equality of opportunity. Any incident must be reported.

To participate in a Performance Review and Development meeting and undertake a plan of training where necessary. Develop his/her own skills and expertise in a professional manner.

In addition to all the responsibilities listed above, all employees must be flexible in their approach and undertake other duties that are commensurate with post holder’s level, wherever they may be, to achieve the objectives of the Directorate.

To represent the Council and Directorate in a professional manner meeting the Corporate and Directorate aims. To comply with Directorate and Corporate policies.

If appropriate to be responsible for the recruitment and performance management of designated teams and individuals in accordance with Corporate and Directorate aims and management style.

To comply with the council’s financial regulation and standing orders.

To actively promote Dudley’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at a level appropriate to this group.

Employees must comply with health and safety legislation and will be required to comply with the Council’s Health and Safety Policies. All employees must ensure that they take reasonable care of their own health and safety as well as the health and safety of any person that is affected by their actions.

To be responsible for adhering to legislative requirements and Council Policies and Procedures including, but not exclusively health & safety, Data Protection and Internet/Email use.

Key Accountabilities

- To be accountable for and promote equal opportunity, diversity and community cohesion to meet Council, Directorate and Service objectives. All employees have a responsibility not only for their own behaviour, but also for others regarding equality of opportunity. Any incident must be reported.
- To participate in a Performance Review and Development meeting and undertake a plan of training where necessary. Develop his/her own skills and expertise in a professional manner.
- In addition to all the responsibilities listed above, all employees must be flexible in their approach and undertake other duties that are commensurate with post holder’s level, wherever they may be, to achieve the objectives of the Directorate.
- To represent the Council and Directorate in a professional manner meeting the Corporate and Directorate aims. To comply with Directorate and Corporate policies.
- If appropriate to be responsible for the recruitment and performance management of designated teams and individuals in accordance with Corporate and Directorate aims and management style.
- To comply with the council’s financial regulation and standing orders.
- To actively promote Dudley’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at a level appropriate to this role and setting.
- Employees must comply with health and safety legislation and will be required to comply with the Council’s Health and Safety Policies. All employees must ensure that they take reasonable care of their own health and safety as well as the health and safety of any person that is affected by their actions.
- To be responsible for adhering to legislative requirements and Council Policies and Procedures including, but not exclusively health and safety, Data Protection and Internet/Email use.

Person Specification

Experience

Extensive experience of working with children, young people and families
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Expeience of delivery of evidence based parenting programmes
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Experience of carrying out risk and needs assessments
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Experience of working in a multi agency setting
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test

Qualifications/Training

Professional Social Work Qualification and registration with the General Social Care Council
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test

Practical skills

Ability to work in partnership with children and families and a wide range of agencies.
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Ability to keep accurate and up to date records
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Good ICT skills
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Good supervisory skills
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Ability to prioritise and manage workload
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
A good understanding of child development and referral/assessment processes
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test

Personal qualities and attributes

A knowledge of equality and diversity issues.
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test
Emotional resilience
Assessed by: Application – Interview – Test