Job Description

Our dictum is that a vulnerable child’s journey to achieving best possible outcomes starts in Children First Partnership Hub. Our Children First Partnership Hub consists of a Service Manager, 3 Team Managers, 2 Early Help Deputy Team Managers, 8 Social Workers, 9 Call Advisors and Referral Officers (CAROs), a Business Manager and 6 Business Support Officers, an Education Lead, a Health Lead and Police Officers.

The Children First Partnership Hub are responsible for processing a significant proportion of information referred into Wigan Children’s Services and Start Well. We are a highly motivated and professional team who are committed to ensuring our children and vulnerable families receive a proportionate response to need and risk, that the right service is offered timely through an integrated approach from early help and social care. Children First Partnership Hub is a performance, target and deadline driven environment which focuses on innovation, quality referrals based on S.M.A.R.T. driven practice.

The Children First Partnership Hub are responsible for processing a significant proportion of information referred into Wigan Children’s Services and Start Well. We are a highly motivated and professional team who are committed to ensuring our children and vulnerable families receive a proportionate response to need and risk, that the right service is offered timely through an integrated approach from early help and social care. Children First Partnership Hub is a performance, target and deadline driven environment which focuses on innovation, quality referrals based on S.M.A.R.T. driven practice

`We have identified and would like to recruit an agency Senior Social Worker with significant experience of social work practice within the field of social work with children and families (Children First Partnership Hub -MASH) to undertake a Senior Social Worker role pending recruitment/advert and subsequent appointment to the above post.

We want to recruit a person with significant experience, excellent analytical and judgemental skills to analyse, risk assess and interpret complex information or situations and to work in triaging and supporting social workers in the absence of managers

• Working in the front door to manage a complex referrals and cases while applying levels of need to identify services for children and young people who are in need of help, protection and/or care, and whilst being based within a multi-agency setting.
• You will be courageous in your decision making and ensuring you are confident to making defensible decisions where necessary to meet demand. You will adopt a flexible approach to service delivery and use your skills to work across the Children’s Social Care directorate within the functions of your role including triaging, screening checks, liaison with partner agencies, training, representing Children First Partnership Hub to external partner agencies such as MAPPA, MARAC, Early Help, and attending any meetings as directed by Team Managers.
• You will make and be responsible for the screening, risk planning for children in complex, challenging and high-risk circumstances, and those who are subject to statutory intervention.
• Ensure your work complies with legislation and government guidance, so that it stands up to scrutiny, will keep accurate, up to date records, and will use data to manage your own performance, supporting others to do the same.
• Be equipped to maintain partnerships, and have experience in influencing and inspiring partner agencies, working together to solve any issues. By being positive, courageous and accountable, you will ensure that partners feel valued and able to influence care planning and decision making at the front door.
• Have a key role in learning; taking a keen interest in case reviews, complaints and audits, sharing learning with colleagues and supporting them to close the loop following audit activity.
• Have a key role in learning; taking a keen interest in case reviews, complaints and audits, sharing learning with colleagues and supporting them to close the loop following audit activity.
• Have a key role in our transformation programme, working together with team managers, service managers and service leads to deliver our strengths-based approach through multi-agency and collaborative working, with a relentless focus on ensuring children get the right help at the right time, from the front door through to achieving permanence. You will lead by example in embracing change and supporting your team through this positively.
• Support our services to maximise and improve use of technology to facilitate improved practice.
• Ensure you operate within GDPR guidelines by regularly reviewing data held and destroying information in line with retention schedules.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

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