An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Social Worker on a fixed term contract basis to work with our Looked After Children and Care Leavers Throughcare team.
From agreed date of appointment the current term of the contract will be up to 31-03-2019 with possibility of an extension of the contract (subject to vacancy management review etc)
To be based in our Throughcare/Leaving Care Services in our Civic offices in Cleethorpes. This appointment is with regards to provision of statutory and support services to children who are looked after or who are care leavers with North East Lincolnshire Authority.
This role will involve holding a caseload of Looked After children, and care leaver young people. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated individual able to work either independently with children/carers or as part of a team. We are seeking an applicant who has the commitment, knowledge and skill to support Looked After Children and Care Leavers, and the role involves some court work, attending LAC review meetings and educational/health meetings. Direct work with children, their families, carers, and updating of care plans, pathway plans and inter-agency partnership working.
To the successful applicant we can offer a comprehensive Induction, regular supervision, and access to ongoing relevant training.
Knowledge of current legislation relating to Looked After Children and Care Leavers is required, along with a relevant experience of working with Children and Families, also the ability to work to and apply the values of social work. Ability to prepare reports and has relevant IT/communication skills.
Qualifications; This post requires the post holder to be a HCPC registered Social Worker. Additionally requiring evidence of relevant experience/s and qualifications in regards to children and families.
Experience; At least two years post qualification experience working in a Social Work or other relevant health, educational, social care or voluntary setting with adolescent or young people under 24 years of age. Has worked as part of a team, and is willing to work alongside colleagues, and undertake some office based duty response requirements.
This post carries a requirement to work unsocial hours and some weekend hours. Essential car user allowance and access to own vehicle.
Please contact David Finan on 01472 325232 for further details or discussion.