Social Worker - Children Looked After team - Hull - £34ph

Qualified Social Worker
£33 to £34 Per Hour
Contract Type:

mbi Medical are pleased to be working with Hull City Council, who require a Qualified Social Worker to join their Children Looked After team.

Job purpose:

To provide and support the delivery of high-quality social work activities within the Hull Social Care Practice Model as part of a team. Works within the Access & Assessment, Locality, Disability or Looked After Children Service across a range of specialisms e.g. fostering, adoption, children with disabilities, children’s residential, child protection, children in need, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people in need and their families.

To provide and support high-quality social work practice with increasing decision-making autonomy in situations of increasing complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge.

To provide and support expert and effective social work practice in complex situations, assessing and managing high levels of risk and providing expert opinion in relation to decisions surrounding complex cases.


Main duties:

- Contributes to the overarching strategy in Hull Children’s Social Care Services – to ensure that the team actively plans for safety, permanency and stability for children and young people regardless of the setting in which they live and to actively support children to live at home safely.

- Works in partnership with colleagues, parents and carers, ensuring that child-centred, systemic practice is the principal standard and framework for all work undertaken with children, young people and families.

- Actively engages in weekly team meetings, ensuring focused and purposeful social work is undertaken with all cases.

- Engages in and advises on the professional decision-making process with children, young people and their families and colleagues in relation to complex/high-risk cases.

- Prepares for and attends relevant decision-making panels on specific cases where there may be a requirement for additional resources, e.g. Resource Allocation Panel.

- Prepares for and attends court as required in relation to specific cases where the engagement of legal processes is necessary.

- Occasionally deputizes for the Team Manager and liaises with children, young people and families and the Group Manager when necessary in relation to decisions on cases of a complex/high-risk nature.

- Provides day-to-day supervision and contributes to practice education of any social work student attached to the team. Provides professional supervision (monthly) to the Family Practitioner.

- Actively supports and engages in practice development groups and the provision of information/professional opinion as required e.g. for policy amendments, newly developed ways of working.


You will need:

- Professional qualification in Social Work 

- SWE registration

- Enhanced DBS

- Valid, full driving licence

- Evidence of continuing professional development e.g. Post-qualifying awards

- Achieve Level 2 Practice Educator Standards Certification (within 36 months of taking up role)

- A comprehensive knowledge of systemic practice and its application in the Children’s Social Care arena.