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Social Worker

Job Description

Social Worker - Children

Job Description:

Overall Purpose for this Post

To provide quality social worker services to Children and their families based on the policies and objectives of the Children, Young People and Families.

Major Objectives

  • To assess the needs of children and their families for the Department's Services and to make the necessary arrangements for the services to be provided where appropriate and possible.
  • To pursue actively equality of opportunity in service provision and delivery.
  • To be pro-active in implementing Leicester City Council's policies on environmental issues.
  • Summary of Job Tasks


  • To employ a variety of social work skills and methods in order to achieve specific objectives as agreed with Team Manager and as far as possible, with service users.
  • To work with cases in accordance with the Department's child care policies and relevant child care legislation.
  • To take account of a child's and her/his family's culture, racial and linguistic background and religious persuasion in providing services.
  • To be responsible for efficient caseload management.
  • To maintain efficient and reliable liaison with other agencies.
  • To maintain up to date case records and to provide reports for the Department and other agencies as required.
  • To contribute when required to do so by a Team Manager or Service Manager to the maintenance of Children in Need service across the Department.
  • To participate in monitoring procedures designed to evaluate the impact of own work and the work of the Department.
  • To attend team meetings and to participate in team development.

Job Requirements