Social Worker Ref:3006287

Social Worker (Safeguarding, Assessment, Permanence)
Job Number LCC02799
£33782 - 38890
35 Hours Week

The Role

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for an experienced or newly qualified Social Worker to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the Children and Young Peoples Service, ensuring that the needs and aspirations of children are well understood and are promoted in all aspects of their lives.

Help us achieve our vision for all our children and young people to enjoy the best possible quality of life and to reach their full potential!

As a Social Worker you will help us provide a quality service for children and young people in need of help and protection, children who are looked after by the Local Authority, going through care proceedings and those children who have a plan for adoption.

We are also dedicated to supporting practitioners with their professional development and to provide a career pathway with a structured support programme and training opportunities.

We have opportunities in the following areas of the Service:

Assessment Service- This service is a dynamic city-wide service completing single assessments, including child protection. Working closely with MASH colleagues, there is a strong ethos of getting it right first time and keep children at the centre of what we do. Social Workers will benefit from a committed management team, regular supervision and innovative ways of working. The team enjoys agile working, giving greater flexibility in the way we work

Safeguarding Service - You will have a varied caseload ranging from Child in Need, child protection and court work. You will be supported by a robust management team and have the opportunity to develop your skills and your career prospects

Permanence Service- You will be responsible for working with children from 0-17 years. Ensuring permanence for children and young people in stable placements will be your priority and you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the needs and aspirations of children are well understood and are promoted in all aspects of their lives

This is an exciting opportunity to broaden your career. We offer a generous pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, agile technology, structured support programme, a culture of learning and continuous improvement, staff offers.

We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified staff.

Candidate Requirement

Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification
Current registration with Social Work England (or if a social work student, due to register within 5 months)
Knowledge of childcare legislation, statutory guidance and best practice research
Knowledge of the Assessment Framework and other relevant assessment and planning tools
Knowledge of child development and family dynamics
Knowledge of and an understanding of child protection and looked after children processes as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children and The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010
Ability to demonstrate/develop a skill level in applying needs-led assessment and planning
Ability to demonstrate effectively the role of a Corporate Parent in line with the Corporate Parenting Principles
Ability to make informed child centred decisions
Ability to communicate effectively and present coherent and relevant information to meetings/panel
Ability to undertake direct work with children and young people and/or their carers
Ability to effectively undertake partnership working with children, young people and families
Ability to meet the demands of the service and produce work to a good standard within set timescales
£33,782.00 - £38,890.00
Closing date
35 hours
How to apply
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