Your normal place of work will be with a locality safeguarding team (Bunny Hill, Sandhill, Hetton Centre), Sunderland, but you may be required to work at any Together for Children recognised workplace.
To support social workers who have case responsibility for children who are subject to Child Protection Plans (CP) or Child in Need Plans (CIN) and Looked After Child Plans (LAC), this will include family support work, direct work with children including life story work, and facilitating and supervising contact between looked after children and their parents and family.
The child and family worker will also contribute to assessments, plans and court statements and will assist in the delivery of CP, LAC and CIN plans.
To contribute to the delivery of Child in Need and Child Protection Plans and Looked After Children Plans as directed by the supervision social worker
To transport children as required, which may include travelling outside of the City of Sunderland.
To ensure case recording is accurate and up to date, in order that high quality reports are produced for meetings and reviews at a standard that can be produced at court if required.
To establish effective working relationships with children, families and professionals to achieve best outcomes for children.
To be proactive and solution focused to ensure that social work intervention takes place.
To plan and organise workload, ensuring the plans for direct work with children and families are in place so as to make best use of available resources, identifying gaps and working flexibly to find solutions.
To work proactively with children and families, having the ability to engage with children and adults to reduce risk and improve outcomes for individual children and for families.
To understand the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and have the ability to work with families in conjunction with the social worker to develop each individual plan.
In line with the Together for Children’s Statutory Requirements, all employees should:
Comply with the principles and requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to the management of Together for Children Sunderland’s records and information, and respect the privacy of personal information held by Together for Children Sunderland.
Comply with the principles and requirements of the Freedom in Information Act 2000.
Comply with the Together for Children Sunderland’s information security standards, and requirements for the management and handling of information.
Use information only for authorised purposes.
The postholder must carry out his or her duties with full regard to Together for Children Equal Opportunities Policy, Code of Conduct and all other policies.
The postholder must comply with Together for Children Health & Safety rules and regulations and with Health & Safety legislation.