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Senior Social Worker / Social Worker - Care Management

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Dudley, West Midlands
Salary:
£38,890 to £45,890 per annum
Salary Description:
£38890 - £45890 per annum
Posted:
11/11/2021
Job Ref:
JH-147929

Senior Social Worker / Social Worker - Care Management - Dudley £38,890 to £45,890 per annum

Liquid Personnel are currently recruiting a Senior Social Worker/ Social Worker to join the Care Management Team based in Dudley.

This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and engaging authority.

As a member of this team you receive great benefits including agile working including working from home opportunities and flexi time arrangements and a friendly and supportive team and management.

The Successful Social Worker should have a good level of experience in working in a children and families setting and have managed a complex case load.

Benefits of this role include:

* A comprehensive and enhanced learning and development programme developed alongside the government's new accreditation scheme and provided by our innovative Dudley Centre for Professional Practice.
* A service-wide mandatory Restorative Practice training programme with ongoing implementation of restorative practice across all services
* Excellent staff engagement opportunities with quarterly staff briefing sessions, team manager meetings, staff reference groups and weekly chief officer chats
* Manageable cases loads
* A comprehensive learning and development package
* High quality professional supervision
* A bespoke induction package
* A permanent senior management team
* Car sharing scheme and onsite free parking
* Generous relocation package
* Local Government Pension Scheme
* Position that provides great career enhancement, Progression and Secondment opportunities
* A generous annual leave entitlement
* Great transport links, a cycle purchase scheme and Travel pass
* Childcare vouchers
* Paycare health scheme (Contributory)
* Discounted leisure centre benefits

Duties of this role include:

* Be part of a Restorative Practice Model to focus on building relationships, valuing people, and working together to achieve positive outcomes.
* Join a small pod of social workers, managed by an experienced manager, and supported by a team of pod coordinators to deal with routine administrative tasks enabling the social worker to concentrate on working with families
* Be supported by a dedicated Court Team that manages Public Law cases
* Be supported by an Advanced Social Work Practitioner link within Dudley Centre for Professional Practice in areas of practice and development as needed
* Manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs assessments, care planning and child protection investigations
* Be responsible for a caseload and work with others in your pod as you intervene together with families, to ensure the best possible outcome for children
* Carry out high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people
* Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Dudley LSCB, departmental policy and procedures, and relevant legislation

Essential requirements of this role include:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK licence
* Post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work
* A current Enhanced DBS
* Have completed section 47 investigation.
* Possess a sound knowledge of legislation and guidance.
* Can analyse information and make informed decisions.
* Good knowledge of child development
* A clear decision maker and good team worker

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Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6215
Contact: Jolli Heer

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