Job Description

Social work support officer – Cared for Children’s Team
Salford is a fantastic place to work, and our employees thrive working here. We are incredibly proud of our Salford Family, of which you will become an integral part.
We want to make sure all our children and young people have the best possible start in life, so they have every chance to succeed and be happy and this was recognised in our last Ofsted report which rates our overall services as ‘good’.
We are now seeking to appoint two Social Work Support Officer for our Cared for Children’s Team, who will shape and deliver outcomes for the children and families of Salford. From day one you will receive the very best induction. We will introduce you to our values of Pride, Passion, People and Personal Responsibility, what they mean for you and provide you with all the skills you will need to do your job safely and effectively. We want people who share our passion, people who can think creatively and flexibly, people who have our children at the heart of everything they do, people who recognise the strength of working together.
Your main duties will include: holding a caseload of children who are looked after and ensuring that they achieve the very best outcomes in terms of their health, education and overall aspirations. Build positive relationships with children, carers and all professionals involved in working with the child and their family. Here In Salford we place great importance on care planning, stability and permanence for all our children. Examples of tasks you will be responsible for include facilitating and supervising family time between cared for children and their families, direct work with children and young people, parenting advice such as behaviour strategies. Safe and healthy relationship interventions.
Our commitment to you includes:
• Welcoming you into a supportive, experienced and forward-thinking leadership team who can, and do, draw on a wide range of professional and specialist support striving to achieve excellence across the service.

• Excellent management support at every level.

• We will ensure you receive regular supervision, training and development time to support your career goals.

• You will have access to resources, toolkits and training to deliver effective interventions.

• The opportunity to work and grow in a value based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference.
We have adapted our ways of working and provide a blended approach to working with access to a range of office spaces across the city as well as home working.

You must have:

  • 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**