Advanced Social Work Practitioner - Worcester - RQ425948
United Kingdom || Worcester || || WR5 2NP
"To Support, mentor and assess newly qualified social workers in their assisted and supported year in employment (ASYE). Define the standards of practice and performance for the area of service/specialism so that staff can provide high quality services in line with the standards of practice and established/statutory timescales. Intervene in areas of poor practice and/or performance to secure a lasting improvement in service and individual performance. Deal with stage 1 complaints. Identify areas for learning and development in practice and assist in improvement through support, guidance and mentoring. Provide reflective supervision and support on complex cases/assessments where this would lead to practice improvements. Secure timely and effective intervention in complex cases by supporting the resolution of factors that inhibit children, young people and their families from accessing the services that will impact effectively on their lives. Intervene where practice is poor or where partner organisations are failing in their responsibilities. Provide and deliver training and development opportunities to staff and teams to improve practice and outcomes for children and young people. Carry out targeted audit activity responding to service need. It is essential that the post holder has: • Considerable experience (3 years +) within children's social care working with children and young people in a statutory social care setting including those in need of safeguarding, and looked after and adopted children and young people. • Significant experience of achieving improved outcomes for children and young people. It is desirable that the post holder has: • Demonstrable experience in leading staff. • Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance in children’s social care. • Demonstrable experience of successfully leading work/managing projects. • Experience of responding to complaints/dispute resolution. • PE 1 or PE 2 qualification – experience of supporting and mentoring practitioners. It is essential that the post holder has: • An enhanced knowledge base/skills set embedded in their experience of their work with children and families. • Ability to transfer skills and lead service improvement in a variety of areas of service. • The tenacity to repeatedly follow through indictors of service and staff performance to secure the necessary improvement in service provision. • Emotional resilience, that is, the ability to perform effectively during periods of change and stress. QUALIFICATIONS It is essential that the post holder has: • A professional qualification in social work. • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.
You must have:
- A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
- 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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