Social Worker - Children in Care - Warwickshire - £32,234 - £34,728 per annum
Liquid Personnel have recently partnered with Warwickshire Children's Services to support them with permanent recruitment. They require an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to join their Children in Care Team.
The successful Social Worker will be committed to supporting young people to ensure they are engaged in education, employment or training opportunities whilst also ensuring appropriate transitions and support is in place for young people ahead of turning 18. This a great opportunity to join a well-established authority based at the heart of England.
Benefits of this Social Worker role:
* Flexible Working
* Relocation Package
* Generous Annual Leave
* Free Car Parking
* Clear Progression Paths
* Manageable & Varied Caseloads
Duties of this Social Worker role:
* To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and/or vulnerable adults (Service Area to include where appropriate)
* Contributes to the overarching strategy in Warwickshire's Children's Social Care Services to ensure that the team actively plans for safety, permanency and stability for children and young people regardless of the setting in which they live and to actively support children to live at home safely.
* Works in partnership with colleagues, parents and carers, ensuring that child-centred, systemic practice is the principal standard and framework for all work undertaken with children, young people and families.
* Engages in critical reflection and constructive challenge within the course of working with colleagues, other agencies and with children, young people and families.
* Undertakes specific pieces of direct work with children, young people and families both individually and co-working with colleagues as directed by the Team Manager.
* Actively engages in weekly team meetings ensuring focused and purposeful social work is undertaken with all cases.
* Works with colleagues in the team to ensure that children, young people and families are regularly and actively communicated with.
* Works with colleagues in the team to ensure that case recording is up to date and that required information is available for a variety of purposes e.g. core groups, multi-agency meetings, strategy meetings, panels, court, case conferences and looked after children reviews.
* Engages in the professional decision-making process with colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases.
* Actively engages in the professional development framework for Warwickshire's Children's Social Care Services (including attendance at practice development groups) and continuous learning as per relevant level of the Professional Capabilities Framework for the role.
* Engages in and advises on the professional decision-making process with children, young people and their families and colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases.
* Prepares for and attends relevant decision-making panels on specific cases where there may be a requirement for additional resources e.g. Resource Allocation Panel.
* Prepares for and attends court as required in relation to specific cases where the engagement of legal processes is necessary.
* Provides co-working support and advice to other staff members within the team.
* Engages in and advises on the professional decision-making process with children, young people and their families and colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases. Occasionally deputises for the Team Manager and liaises with children, young people and families and the Group Manager when necessary in relation to decisions on cases of a complex/high risk nature.
* Provides day-to-day supervision and contributes to practice education of any social work student attached to the team. Provides professional supervision (monthly) to the Family Practitioner.
* Actively supports and engages in practice development groups and the provision of information/professional opinion as required e.g. for policy amendments, newly developed ways of working.
Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Qualified Social Worker, with post qualified experience within Children's Social Care
* Hold a UK driving license
* Registered with Social Work England