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Social Worker - Looked after Children Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Looked After Children
Social Worker
West Midlands
£29,055 to £33,136 per annum
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Social Worker - Looked after Children Team - Permanent - Sandwell - £29,055 - £33,136p/a

We currently require a social worker to fill an open vacancy with Sandwell Children's Trust in a looked after children (LAC) team. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and engaging trust. They are committed to your continuous learning and development and dedicate 15 days per year to your professional development and also offer learning placements of up to 6 months to expand your knowledge.    

Our client is committed to lowering your caseload and they have taken several steps to ease pressure off their social workers. 

Benefits of this LAC role:

  • Market supplement of £2,500*
  • Up to £6,500 relocation payment (subject to T's & C's)
  • Brand new offices and facilities, friendly teams and environment & team events
  • Work flexibly, and are open to discuss hours to suit you and us

The main duties of an LAC Social Worker are as follows:

  • Completing statutory visits to looked after children
  • Ensuring their needs are met and their voice is heard and incorporated into all planning
  • Completing relevant and up to date assessments which informs planning
  • Working as part of a team and being part of a duty rota system
  • Completing court statements and attending court where necessary
  • Updating ICS system to ensure all relevant plans and actions are evidenced
  • Ensuring written evidence of all work is completed in a timely manner
  • Facilitating and providing evidence for care planning meetings
  • Ensuring PEP reviews are attended regularly
  • Working closely with family and other professionals to ensure the holistic needs are met
  • Completing of pathway assessment for children due to transition to leaving care team

As a qualified Social Worker, you must have:

  • A social work qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Post-qualified experience in children's services

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 167 6803
Contact: Damon Storer

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