Social Worker (BB-C7D75)
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As a Social Worker, you will assess the needs of children, young people and their families/carers. Co-ordinate services that enable the best outcomes for children, young people and their families/carers. You will also ensure the appropriate use of resources as well as assisting in the overall provision of social work services by being responsible for a full and complex caseload.
Social Worker Responsibilities:
- As an experienced social worker, you are expected to manage a complex caseload.
- Promote anti-oppressive practice and challenge discrimination and racism in all areas of social work.
- Undertake a range of assessments with children, young people and their families/carers.
- Empower children, young people and their families/carers by listening to their views.
- Direct the work of the non-social work qualified staff who are carrying out tasks for service users on your caseload.
- Plan the services required to meet the needs of children, young people and their families/carers and ensure action is taken to implement plans.
- Advocate for children.
- Make best use of available resources when responding to the needs of children, young people and their families/carers.
- Provide written reports in a variety of different formats as required by receiver of the court.
- Carry out tasks to fulfil the statutory requirements of children & young people receiving services.
- Attend a range of meetings regarding children or young people to: Update and exchange information, make decisions & review progress.
- Present written and verbal evidence in court.
- Maintain records in accordance with the Trust’s guidelines.
- Communicate within the Division and across other disciplines and agencies to enable best outcomes for children and families/carers.
Social Worker Requirements:
- Social Work qualified and registered with Social Work England
- Must have completed the ASYE programme.
- At least 2 years post qualifying experience of working as a Social Worker in a Children & Families setting.
- Experience of court work.
- Experience of being a lead officer for Section 47 work.
- Sound knowledge of legislation, guidance etc, within chosen service area.
- A sound knowledge of child development.
- A sound understanding of the key elements of the Children Act 1989 and specific elements of that Act or other legislation in relation to the specific area of specialism.
- An ability to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and take the necessary safeguarding action.
About Sandwell Childrens Trust:
At Sandwell Children’s Trust we are committed to delivering positive changes to the children and families of Sandwell. As we move forward on our continual journey of improvement, there couldn’t be a better time to join us. We are looking to enhance our Care Management, Safeguarding & Assessment and Children in Care Services with compassionate, dedicated, caring and experienced Social Workers, with at least 2 years post qualifying experience, who are committed to delivering positive changes to the children and families of Sandwell.
Location: Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary: Salary - £30,451 to £40,876 per annum plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation allowance
Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 per week as necessary. Some unsocial hours may be required.
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