Social Worker - Children Looked After / Leaving Care - Sandwell - £30,451 - £40,876 per annum plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation allowance
We have partnered with Sandwell Trust in the West Midlands to provide Social Workers to their Looked After Children/Leaving Care Service. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and engaging trust who are committed to your continuous learning and development.
The successful Social Worker will have excellent analytical skills and be able to make informed decisions with information you have gathered.
The benefits of this Social Worker role include:
* £30,451 - £40,876 per annum
* Plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation allowance
* Excellent training opportunities
* 15 days per year for professional development
* Sandwell also offers learning placements of up to 6 months in order to expand your knowledge
Your duties as a Social Worker will include:
* Assess the vulnerability of Sandwell's children, providing a service that will significantly improve their quality of life.
* Utilise your developing skills and knowledge to inform Care Planning in order to promote change and positive outcomes for our young people
* Most importantly you will empower children, young people, and their families/carers by listening to their views and ensuring their voice is heard.
* You will be passionate about supporting and advocating for young people to ensure they reach their goals and have the best possible futures.
The essential requirements of this Social Worker:
* You must be social work qualified, registered with Social Work England, and have completed your ASYE programme in a children and families setting.
* A skilled listener, you will demonstrate how you have understood and ensured a child's voice is heard.
* You will need to be self-motivated, organised with effective communication skills both written and verbally.
* Be a clear decision maker and good team worker
* Have an ability to assess risk and the knowledge of the relevant procedures to manage and reduce risk.
* You will need to demonstrate that you have experience of working with children in care, which could have been gained through working in other teams.
* Have knowledge of the relevant legislation and procedures that relate to looked after children and young people.
* The legal right to work in the UK