Qualified Social Worker (must be Social Work England registered)
Full time / Permanent
We have a job vacancy in our Corporate Parenting Service for an experienced, progressed social worker.
The Corporate Parenting Service is looking to recruit a full-time social worker to work with looked after children. We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic worker who is willing to ensure that all our children and young people achieve their potential. Excellent organisational and recording skills are needed with an ability to prioritise tasks efficiently. Further skills in communicating and listening to young people, together with an understanding of and dedication to overcome the challenges that face them are essential to the role.
We would welcome applications from experienced social workers.
We have excellent links with local universities to support social workers from their first year of practice, through progression and to maximise their continued professional development.
From us you will receive:
- Good quality, regular supervision
- Comprehensive workforce development programme
- Quarterly Practice and Performance Events, which are practitioner led
- Partnership with Research in Practice
- Opportunities to maximise your Social Work Development
- Contribute to the operational delivery of the Corporate Parenting Service as part of a team responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable looked after children and young people by continuously improving outcomes.
- Be responsible for social work provision including managing your own caseload whilst managing the reputation of the Department and Council and complying with national and service procedures and guidance.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify and assess levels of need (within statutory frameworks) and deliver protective and supportive services for children looked after. This will include maintaining up to date multi agency assessments, plans and reviews.
- Keep the child’s record up to date and clearly reflect the journey of the child, capturing the child’s views, wishes and feelings, and demonstrating in assessments and plans how those views inform the work we do.
- Demonstrate an ability to work critically and reflect on your practice in order to improve and deliver improved outcomes for children.