Duties and Responsibilities include:
1. To ensure the delivery of appropriate services to children and their families, according to their assessed needs. This will include assessing the needs of children and their families against the Departments agreed threshold criteria and in accordance with National Guidance with set timescales, the creation and implementation of culturally appropriate care plans that demonstrate flexibility and innovative use of resources.
2. To deliver good outcomes for children through taking referrals, completing timely assessments and implementing effective service plans that safeguard vulnerable children.
3. To undertake child-focused assessments of need within a person centred approach, investigation and management of complex cases, including those of suspected abuse and neglect.
4. To lead on safeguarding investigations in the most complex cases and where there are multiple incidents.
5. To hold a caseload of complex cases particularly those where abuse or neglect is suspected.
6. To apply advanced knowledge of a wide range of policies in reflective evidence based practice to improve outcomes for children, their families and to contribute to service development in policy review and task groups..
7. With minimal supervision to undertake case management responsibilities that include child-focused assessments of need within a person centred approach, monitoring, co-ordinating and review of care plans.
8. To assess and promote the life chances of vulnerable children, including children in care their health, education and leisure needs
9. To maintain and produce professional case records and reports which are structured, clear, evidence based and logical in accordance with the Department’s case recording standards and practice.
10. To ensure that records and user information is accurate, up to date, secure and maintained, using information technology in accordance with agreed data entry systems and Data Protection Act