You will be responsible for responding to all social work needs out of hours, undertaking statutory duties and responding to children and families in need when these situations arise. This includes carrying out statutory duties and assessments in relation to Mental Health and Childcare legislation and policy.
There is a need to support families who come to the attention of out of hours social work, or are passed to the team by day services.
You will carry out initial assessments of presenting situations, work collaboratively with children young people and their families and adults in crisis situations, establishing safety plans and ensuring you hear and understand individuals views.
The service is operated at night and weekends and on public holidays, including Christmas on a rota basis when social work offices are closed and other related services are not available.
You will be supported and directed by an on call manager as required as well as having supervision and support from a Service Manager.
You will be enthusiastic and solution focused in your approach to practice and be committed to #keepingthepromise to Moray’s children and young people and their families.
To be an active participant in the Out of Hours team and rota and be individually responsible, with the support of the duty manager, for undertaking all the functions of the out of hours social worker during the shift.
To partner with children and young people and their families in finding the best way to promote their safety and well-being while #keepingthepromise.
To work with partners as the social work representative in ensuring people’s rights are being upheld and work compassionately, sensitively and in the best interests of vulnerable children and adults.
To engage with the professional supervision process and undertake suitable training relevant to professional development. Maintaining knowledge of, and working within, all appropriate legislation and Council policies and procedures.
To undertake relevant administrative tasks associated with the role, including ensuring clear recording and communication between day services and out of hours staff.
Ensuring that you are aware of and following Health & Safety at Work guidance, which will include following protocols in relation to lone working.
Significant experience within child care/child protection setting.
Experience of case management within a multi-agency environment.
Experience of work with vulnerable adults.
Experience in working with those who have mental health problems.
Experience of crises intervention.
A Degree/CQSW/Diploma in Social Work and SSSC Registration.
Ability to successfully undertake a study programme leading to Mental Health Officer qualification.
Ability to successfully undertake Child Protection Investigative Interview training.
Ability and willingness to undertake mandatory and other training as directed.
Knowledge of and ability to work effectively within relevant legislative frameworks in relation to both children and adults.
Effective information gathering, assessment, analysis and reporting skills.
Effective communication and mediation skills.
Effective organisational skills.
Effective IT and recording skills.
Working knowledge of The Promise.
Knowledge and experience of the needs of children and their carers.
Knowledge and experience of the needs of vulnerable adults.
Ability to apply knowledge and experience in the context of lone working in out of hours periods.
Ability to constructively challenge practice appropriately in the context of out of hours periods.
Ability to work effectively with Moray Council and other agencies’ staff.
Ability to travel efficiently and effectively between various locations, within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Out of Hours Service.
Ability to work on own initiative and know when to ask for support.
Sensitivity and empathy toward others who are experiencing stressful circumstances
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work alone and as part of a team and contribute to service development.
Ability to deal with personal stress, and support service users and carers in crisis.
Be reliable and consistent.
Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
Willingness to accept direction/delegation.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.
Ability to work alone during out of hours periods – this will involve disrupted sleep patterns and will involve call outs in the middle of the night.
Ability to work in Moray Council premises or from home, depending on prevailing circumstances.
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements.
Closing date: 17 February 2023
Starting salary: £39,321 (pro-rata)
£20.86 per hour
29 hours per week
Proposed interview date: to be arranged
For further information, contact Tish Richford – 07800 670635 or [email protected]
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