Job Description

Full time 37 hours per week

Would not accept part time

3 days per week office based

Contextual Safeguarding (Child Exploitation) Team

Worsbrough Health Centre (free parking)

Must be a car driver

Caseload average 15 children

3 months likely to be extended

‘I feel supported by my social worker in the issues in my family…things have got better from her working with me and my family' – from a child

‘She has always kept me informed, always contactable and felt she treated me as a normal personal and basically my experience has been a great experience she gave me the support I needed and advice, she was always there for me’. – from a father

Purpose of the Post Within the chosen service area to carry a complex workload reflecting high levels of risk, uncertainty and challenge, in line with the capability of an experienced social worker with a minimum of three years’ post qualification experience in a social work role. To contribute to the practice development of less experienced social workers, modelling best social work practice in a manner consistent with the overall vision and aims of the service. Regular supervision will be in accordance with the departmental supervision policy. Responsibilities • Work in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers and, through building effective relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making. Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations, applying an understanding of the benefits and limitations of partnership work. • Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service. Anticipate, assess and manage risk to children and young people in more complex situations and produce high quality assessments. • Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people, families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service. • Manage a complex workload independently, establishing a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise. Model and help others with effective workload management skills. • Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Professional Development Reviews. • Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements. • Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people, families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people. • Play a positive role in practice development within the team, through mentoring and modelling good practice in assessment, interventions, inter- professional and inter-agency work. • Meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework, Experienced Social Worker level, and of registration with the Health Care Professions Council in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development.

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
  • 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 *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**