Senior Social Worker Care Leavers Team

Swindon, Bristol

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW408253_1612516728
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2021-02-05
  • Location: Swindon, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-04-06
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment SOcial Care are currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker for the Care Leavers Team at Swindon Council.

Main dutes:

  • To undertake professional and comprehensive casework for a complex caseload of children and young people
  • To maintain high professional standards and good overall knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods, ensuring that you are abreast of new developments
  • Provide guidance and support to less experienced staff to help them develop their professional skills and knowledge
  • As lead professional, to contribute to the provision of good quality services which integrate government and local initiatives and guidance (including Working Together, ChildProtection procedures, Looked After Children's processes, the Assessment Framework and Common Assessment Framework)
  • Manage an allocated caseload appropriate to the extensive experience of the Experienced Social Worker, to include complex assessments of children, families and parenting and other work to meet statutory requirements
  • Work within Swindon Borough Council's policies, procedures and good practice guidelinesin order to meet the needs of the children and families allocated
  • Work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help them make informed decisions, engender change enabling them to clarify and express their needs,and contribute to service planning

Skills and experience:

  • 2 years minimum experience within the local authority - must have Care Leavers experience
  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent
  • Be registered with Social Work England (SWE)
  • Clear enhanced DBS check
  • Experience of identifying the needs of children and young people and establishing targeted planning to meet their needs

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