Social Worker – Sandwell – Court Team
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Social Worker to join our client’s Court Team in Sandwell, which is based within the newly realigned Operations Service.
Your role will be based in a locality model with a focus on good quality assessments and dynamic planning which will deliver timely evidence-based interventions and the progress of pre-proceedings/care proceedings through to permanency planning. This service will strengthen partnership working with families in local communities.
As a Social Worker, you will benefit from:
- Great transport links
- Position that provides great career enhancement
- Friendly and supportive team
- Supportive management
- Progression and Secondment opportunities
- Average caseload will be 18 per worker, the service are looking to get this to 15
- Brand new offices and facilities open plan
- The opportunity to work flexibly, the team are open to discuss hours to suit you
Responsibilities as a Social Worker:
- You will be responsible for a complex case load of children and young people, conducting a range of assessments whilst listening to the views of the people you’re supporting.
- Whilst using best practice and ensuring all legislative requirements are met, you will deliver quality children’s plans in a pro-active and timely manner, with a strong emphasis on the child’s voice.
- Empower children, young people, and their families/carers by listening to their views.
- Provide written reports, in a variety of different formats as required by the receiver of the court.
Essential requirements for the role of Social Worker:
- Qualified Social Worker, with post qualified experience in Children’s Services
- Experience in court work, permanency planning and adoption
- Excellent report writing skills
- Ability to work well in a pressured environment
- Be a supportive team player
- Excellent time management skills in order to be able to work within court directed timescales
- A current Enhanced DBS and to be registered with Social Work England
- The legal right to work in the UK