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Social Worker - Looked After Children

Job Type:
Social Work
Looked After Children
Social Worker
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£31 to £31 per hour
Salary Description:
Up to £31 per hour
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Looked After Children - Sheffield - £31 per hour

We are looking for a Social Worker with significant post qualification experience in statutory services to work in the Children Looked After services in Sheffield. Experience of working in this area combined with adoption and homelessness experience would be ideal.

You must be IT competent and a good report writer as you will be expected to write court reports. There may be a requirement to travel outside of the city centre to undertake visits for children who are on placement out of city.

The team are based in Sheffield City Centre at Star House and during the pandemic there is home working on an office rota basis due to social distancing restrictions. You will be expected to undertake home visits.

Benefits of this Social Worker role:

* Stable authority
* Regular supervision
* Home working on a rota basis
* IT equipment will be provided for you to work at home and to bring to the office to work.

Duties of this Social Worker role:

* In this role, the post holder is expected to manage diverse, complex cases. To ensure resilience and good outcomes for children and young people, the Service offers regular reflective supervision and a structured development programme on the latest updates and sharing of best practice.
* A Senior Social Worker is expected to be an exemplar of best practice working with social workers and unqualified workers and may supervise social care students. To effectively supervise others, Senior Social Workers are able to complete mentoring and Practice Educator Training.
* Under supervision, work independently to hold and effectively manage a caseload of complex cases. Respond to complex referrals, provide casework advice, support and guidance to other team members. Use the signs of safety framework for all social work practice. Carry out investigations, assessment and management of risk, write reports, give evidence in court and provide professional opinion and work with children and young people in care, at all times following statutory and service standards and guidance.
* Build relationships with children, young people and all key family members as the basis for all support and child protection responses. Provide support based on best evidence, which is tailored to meet individual child and family needs and which addresses relevant and significant risks. Overcome hostility and resistance to social care involvement. Work in partnership and undertake negotiation with families and professionals for full participation in assessment, planning, review and decision making, at all times prioritising safety of children/young people.
* Observe and talk to children in their environment, including at home, school with parents, carers, friends and peers to help understand their development and the impact on their development by the quality of their physical and social environment, different parenting styles and any communication difficulties, ill-health or disabilities.
* Identify the impact of adult mental ill health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and disability on how families work and the effect on children, including those who are young carers. Access professional help to prevent adult social need and risk. Identify and manage any concerning adult behaviour and the risk to children.
* Work with partner agencies where there is concern about the safety and welfare of children, triangulate evidence to ensure robust conclusions are drawn. Recognise harm and risk indicators of different forms of harm to children and young people relating to various forms of abuse and neglect. Consider contextual safeguarding issues, which pose a risk to children and young people.
* Carry out in-depth and on-going family assessment of social need and risk to children, with particular emphasis on risk, parental capacity and capability to change. Take into account individual child and family history and how this might affect the ability of adults and children to engage with services.
* Understand and analyse the seriousness that different risks present and any harm already suffered by a child, balanced with family strengths and potential solutions. Determine whether there is sufficient safety of a child to remain with the family and the support needed for that to happen. If the child is looked after, whether there is enough safety for the child to return home

Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK drivers' licence
* Post-qualified experience in Children's social work

Why Liquid Personnel?

* New 'Faster Pay' service getting you paid more quickly
* Twice weekly payroll
* Free DBS and compliance service
* Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
* Free access to Liquid's exclusive social work training and CPD portal
* Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
* "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*
* "Find your own job" bonus - get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

For more information please contact

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes.


Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 676 0642
Contact: Adam Shaw

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