Principal Social Worker

 Locum Personnel

    

 Cardiff

Posted on 01/05/2022
Category Local Government
Job type Contract
Salary £32 per hour
Ref ID XR1651367483

We are looking for a Principle Social Worker in a Professional Concerns Team.

Duties of the post will include:

• Supporting the service manager in undertaking s5 strategy discussions with PPU and other LA LADOs/DOS in relation to cross boundary issues

• Attending Child Protection strategy discussions to agree any actions/progression under s5 procedures

• To provide advice and guidance to Children’s Services, employers, Providers and other relevant stakeholders and chair Initial Enquiries Meetings in response to s5 threshold enquiries

• Quality assurance of reports/chronologies including evaluating evidence to ensure efficacy of investigations to enable robust and timely Professional Strategy Meetings – taking forward actions to address any shortfalls in consultation with the Service Manager

• Management of Grade 8 social worker, providing monthly supervisions and annual reviews and including performance management

• To provide guidance and oversee Business Support activity within the team including tracking arrangements to ensure the timely progression of PCT cases

• Team audits as per departmental policy • Alongside the Service Manager, to develop briefings, guidance and presentations to promote understanding of s5 – managing allegations/concerns about practitioners and those in positions of trust- across Children’s Services and other Directorates, Providers and Safeguarding Partners

• To deputise for the Service Manager as required

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