YOU MUST BE A QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER WHO HAS COMPLETED THEIR ASYE TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE
The children and young people you will support are extremely vulnerable; and may have experienced traumas most of us would struggle to understand; both in their country of origin and on their journey to the UK.
Working in partnership with a number of local and national organisations, you will show sensitivity, empathy AND passion to safeguard these children who may have been trafficked into the UK; or may be at risk of other forms of exploitation.
This will also involve liaising with the Home Office to secure their legal status and residency; likewise, you may also be required to undertake specialist assessments such as age assessments.
With support and training, you will become familiar with legislation, statutory guidance and relevant case law to guide your work, but your social work skills and values will be at the heart of what you do.
Initially and in the main you will be working with children and young people for whom English is not their first language and working with interpreters and other professional in a skilled manner to resonate the needs and voice of each child is a must.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
As part of our commitment to ensuring you achieve your full professional capabilities, you’ll benefit from furthering your skills and knowledge with Birmingham’s Career Progression Pathway for Social Workers in Children’s Services. Working under the umbrella of the University of Birmingham, this is a mix of current theoretical thinking, evidence based practice and workplace skills – helping you to ensure you’re always on the right career path.
There’s so much more to Birmingham than meets the eye. It’s an amazing place to live, and a fantastic place to work. Quite literally, it’s the place to do social work.
If you have 3 years or more post qualifying experience and you are joining us from another authority; you will receive a recruitment incentive payment of £3,000 (subject to tax and national insurance deductions).