Children with Disabilities Team

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Children with Disabilities Team

Paradigm’s client is looking for a team manager to lead their children with disabilities team.

This is a key role and the successful applicant will provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people appropriate to experience and capabilities. To ensure the highest of professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods. To provide support to Children with Disabilities and their Families while maintaining a safeguarding approach to protecting children.

They will be called on to:

  • Provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.
  • Investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice.
  • Develop practice, which takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs.
  • Be familiar with Equal Opportunities, good practice and the council’s requirements for diversity and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team, workplace and wider organisation.
  • Ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures
  • Prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
  • Ensure the Team Manager is kept fully appraised of problems arising from workload and seek advice as and when necessary.
  • Where appropriate to act as the duty worker for the team, responding to queries and issues.
  • Use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
  • Proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.
  • Attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council  plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
  • Use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.
  • Act as the lead sensory Social Worker for CWD and undertake relevant training to enhance learning.