Advanced Social Work Practitioner - Fieldwork Team - Sheffield - £35 per hour
Sheffield City Council are looking for an Advanced Social Work Practitioner who is Social Worker qualified and SWE registered to work at an advanced level in statutory fieldwork services.
As an Advanced Practitioner, you must have significant post qualification experience in Child protection and CIN and be able to work autonomously. The post is based in West Fieldwork services in Sharrow, Sheffield with car parks close by and a 10-minute walk from the city centre. The offices are currently socially distanced with office duty rotas and therefore some work will be done from home. IT equipment will be provided.
West fieldwork are currently piloting a short term (9 week) and long term caseload working.
Benefits of this Social Worker role:
* Stable authority
* Regular supervision
* Home working on a rota basis
Duties of this Social Worker role:
* Manages a workload of the most complex cases which includes looked after children, child protection and assessment of carers. The caseload is dependent on:
* The complexity of cases
* The risk associated with cases
* The profile and potential publicity surrounding a case which will service to increase the pressure placed on the named Social Worker.
* In some instances where a case is of sufficient size, profile and risk it may be appropriate for an Advanced Practitioner to work solely on that case until completion.
* Manage a caseload of the most complex cases or a case of sufficient risk and profile to warrant an experienced worker to work solely on it.
* Co-work difficult cases with less experienced allocated workers. Act as a practice teacher to students on placement so as to ensure the dissemination of learning.
* Have an increased level of autonomy and decision making, based on experience and knowledge, around the cases allocated and report to an Assistant Service Manager on the progress of those cases.
* In managing cases:
* Carry out assessment and investigations into cases involving significant harm, child protection or assessment of carers and compile reports to case conferences, courts/statutory panels in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice.
* Adhere to statutory legislation and service priorities.
* Implement, monitor and review plans relating to the assessed need of children and young people, their families and carers.
* Chair some practice meetings in order to ensure the regular review of plans and make any necessary amendments.
* Produce assessments of need for children and young people in line with statutory regulations and ensure that services are available to meet those needs.
* Undertake statutory supervision and care planning in relation to children who are looked after.
* Maintain up to date records of cases using management information systems.
* Act as a Practice Teacher to students on placement.
* Co-work difficult cases with the allocated Social Worker to allow less experienced staff to benefit from the expertise and experience of an Advanced Practitioner where they have available capacity.
* Maintain performance and develop practice and experience in line with personal targets as agreed with the Senior Fieldwork Manager through supervision.
* Contribute to the achievement of Key Performance Indicators identified through service planning.
* Work to the prescribed quality standards for service provision set out by the service for all workers.
Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:
* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK drivers' licence
* Post-qualified experience in Children's social work
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* Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
* "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*
* "Find your own job" bonus - get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
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