Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria, please do not apply without:

– Level 3 qualification relating to working with Children and Young People

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK


To contribute to the operational delivery of an effective Children’s Social Care Service as part of a team responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people who will be leaving or have left care provision, continuously improving outcomes.

To be responsible for support provision for allocated cases, in accordance with national and departmental procedures and guidance.

To contribute to managing the reputation of the service and the Council, complying with national and service procedures and guidance.


Provide advice and practical support to care leavers, including information and advice to enhance financial capability, accommodation options, education, training and employment, leisure and sporting and cultural opportunities to enable care leavers to enjoy and participate in community life.

Participate in the assessment, preparation, monitoring and review of Pathway Plans, ensuring a person-centred focus and empowering young people and their families.

Promote and facilitate contact for young people with their birth family members, providing supervision and assessment as required.

Co-ordinate the provision of services and take reasonable steps so that care leavers make use of services

Maintain information about care leavers progress and well-being through a range of methods including direct contact.

Assist young people to maintain positive health and well-being as well as targeted advice and support to access specialist health services.

Support young people to develop their confidence and decision-making capacity

Identify and assess levels of risk and need and take responsibility for reporting risk through the line management structure.

Identify and report safeguarding issues in line with legislation and local procedures.

Work co-operatively with colleagues and provide expertise/consultative service relating to young people’s experiences in care and after they leave care.

Work in partnership within the Council and across agency boundaries including statutory, voluntary and local community and faith groups.

Attend and represent the department at a range of meetings including reviews and case conference meetings.

Be responsible, as specified in Departmental Guidance for accurate, timely and up to date data entry on all cases including:

-data entry on ICS and any other electronic tools or database

-data required for specific PIs/targets

Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date and only divulged in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the local government common law duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Department facing court proceedings.

Ensure that expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded.

Contribute to the development of the service through team meetings, Departmental and Council events.

Prepare for and attend Performance and Development Reviews, supervision sessions and staff meetings and make use of all available learning and development opportunities.

To undertake any other duties as directed from time-to-time to meet the exigencies of the service.

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

  • 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

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