Social Worker Level 2 Children in Care

Summary

We are looking to recruit Level 2 Social Workers into our Children in Care team. You will independently manage caseloads working directly with children, young people and their carers.

The role requires a recognised social work qualification and relevant post-qualification experience and knowledge, including experience of complex case management.

You will be joining a dynamic and supportive service with fantastic training and career development opportunities where you will be supported by Team Managers and a committed Leadership team.

We have invested in our training and development programmes, giving passionate and committed individuals a range of career opportunities and the tools to further enhance their practice.

We are looking for

If you are an experienced social worker with a passion for improving the lives of children and young people, we need people who share our vision. Who are flexible and proactive but above all, who genuinely care about the children and families they will be dealing with.

If you have the ambition, we have the commitment and resources to help you achieve it.

We are a small team and it is essential that we get the right person for this role, so although relevant experience and qualifications are a given, the right attitude is a must.

If this sounds like you, then please get in touch.

  • You have a recognised professional Social Work Qualification (MA/BA/BSC in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and are registered as a social worker with Social Work England
  • You have relevant post-qualification experience working within a statutory Children’s Services setting and good knowledge of statutory and regulatory frameworks relevant to children’s care services
  • You have experience of complex case management including Child Protection casework and court planning and are able to manage a complex and contentious caseload
  • Experience of assessments and formulating and implementing care plans and are effective in engaging with children and their families
  • When working with less experience colleagues, you are able to provide support, advice and guidance
  • You can demonstrate knowledge in legislation and statutory guidance, Knowledge and Skills Framework for Child and Family Social Work and a range of social work interventions, methodologies and best practice
  • You are able to make case presentations within a Court, multi-agency case conference and statutory panel context.
  • You are able to effectively communicate with vulnerable children and can build rapport and relationships with children, their families/carers, your colleagues and other agencies
  • You embrace partnership working and understand the benefit of working closely with all professionals who contribute to the lives of children, young people and families
  • You are flexible to meet the needs of the service which may include working outside of normal office hours, transferring between teas if required and use agile working methods
  • You are committed to doing everything possible to achieve the best for all children, young people and families
  • You have a commitment to the highest of practice standards and continuing your professional development

 

The role includes

As a Level 2 Social Worker you will independently manage a caseload with some complex casework which will include the assessment, planning, implementation and review of social work plans.

You will be working directly with children, young people and their carers, taking into account their wishes and feelings and promoting child-centred care.

You will be supervised by an Assistant Team Manager and Team Manager and work closely with then to establish objectives. Partnership working is essential and as a service we endorse this model, so you will need to build good relationships with other services and agencies and work with them, where appropriate, in a child-centred approach.

When working with team members less experience, you will provide advice, guidance and mentoring support with case management and decisions and on their professional development.

What we are offering

We have redesigned our Children in Care Services in recent months with our staff and our children increasing our capacity and resulting in New Futures, a newly named service for children leaving care and moving to a more multi-agency offer.

We are confident that we can offer a first class, supportive and valuable experience for AYSE social workers in our Children in Care team.  Following staff feedback, we have increased the number of Managers as well as our coaching and mentoring offer through our Practice Improvement Managers.

We also have excellent connections with Education, Housing and Health partners and have commenced our partnership with Barnardo’s to support our Children and Carers with therapeutic support.

This really is a fantastic time to join our Children in Care team, a team that is committed to listening to children with Advocacy and Participation Champions across all services.

Our commitment to you is;

  • A team with strong relationships, that is friendly and supportive
  • Good relationships with and support from other services, agencies and external partners, working together for the good benefit of the children
  • A Leadership Team that has committed to drive the transformation journey of the service and who care about the job you do and the families you support
  • An ethos to reduce the demand for Social Work intervention by strengthening our early intervention input
  • Award-winning Practice Framework
  • A strong and varied learning and professional development programme
  • Excellent links with local Universities with access to research and resources
  • Flexible working options to help your life/work balance
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including car parking scheme, car lease scheme and payment of HCPC fees
  • Offices with a seafront location
  • A beautiful part of the country with a low cost of living

The recruitment Process

  1. If you have any questions about making an application you can contact the Link Person for this role who is an experienced practitioner and happy to answer any of your questions
  2. Apply via this website (we don’t ask for you to complete a complex application for, just some basic information, submit your CV and let us know any times you wouldn’t be available for an interview
  3. Interviews are panel interviews including representatives from the service and HR
  4. You will be asked to bring relevant documentation such as references, qualifications and DBS records with you to interview
  5. Successful candidates will be notified of a job offer

 CLOSING DATE 5th MARCH 2021

This is a very exciting time to joining the Children in the Care Team in North East Lincolnshire. Please check out the rest of the website for more information about who we are, our vision, and what it is like to be part of our team.

We also encourage you to contact the link person for this vacancy who is a practitioner who will be able to answer any specific questions you may have.

Information

£31,371

Civic Offices, Cleethorpes

Children in Care

Permanent

Link Contact

If you still have questions you would like to ask before you apply, you can speak to

Kerrie Scraton

Interim Head of Service – Children in Care

0771 194 4777

Apply now

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