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Social Worker - Children in Care

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Looked After Children, Family Support
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Dudley, West Midlands
Salary:
£37,475 to £37,475 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £37475.00 per annum
Posted:
12/11/2019
Job Ref:
DS-98050

Social Worker - Children in Care - Dudley - £37,475 Per Annum

Liquid Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced social worker for a permanent position within a Children in Care service in Dudley, West Midlands. This is a great opportunity for an experienced social worker to join a progressive and engaging authority to ensure the best possible outcome for children.

Benefits of this Social Work Role:

* Great transport links
* Progression and secondment opportunities
* Manageable cases loads
* A comprehensive learning and development package
* High quality professional supervision
* A bespoke induction package
* Agile working including working from home opportunities and flexi time arrangements
* Onsite free parking
* 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
* Generous relocation package
* Local government pension scheme
* A generous annual leave entitlement
* Car sharing scheme
* A cycle purchase scheme
* Childcare vouchers
* Pay care health scheme (contributory)
* Travel pass
* Discounted leisure centre benefits

Duties of this Social Work Role:

* 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
* 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
* 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:

* Social work qualification
* A current enhanced DBS and registration with the HCPC
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Post-qualified experience

For more information please contact swapplications@liquidpersonnel.com

Contact Details:
Tel: 02071676803
Contact: Damon Storer

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